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David Cameron has called for Gordon Brown to cut the red tape surrounding government contracts to allow smaller, newer firms to win business.

 

The Conservative leader says less than one in five contracts from the government goes to small firms and this should be changed as it is responsible for buying goods and services worth £125 billion. He points out that there are many barriers which small and new business have to overcome in order to even be considered for a contract and that this is effectively blocking access and disadvantaging both the businesses and government itself.

 

He added that all contracts and business opportunities should be advertised online to make it easier to apply for. Cameron also says that a goal of a quarter of these contracts being given to small businesses should be set, in order to help them in the current climate.

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