FSB survey shows Government efforts to streamline procedures not effective
A survey of over 2,700 members of the Federation of Small Businesses members in England showed that 40 per cent of small firms find the tendering process for public sector contracts too complicated and 37 per cent think larger firms are preferred to smaller ones.
John Walker, National Chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses, said:
"The Government has made an effort to raise awareness in the public sector that Britain's entrepreneurs and small businesses are willing and able business partners.
But clearly more must be done. While central government has raised its game, without a true culture change across the public sector as a whole the Government's initiatives will have little impact."
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