United Kingdom: Increase in local government procurement in the North

15 Nov 2018: The value of contracts by local government buyers in the North has increased dramatically since 2016, with £3.6bn-worth of contracts being awarded this year, The Public-Sector Solutions Expo has discovered. The first quarter of 2018 saw 1,170 contracts awarded to 1,599 suppliers, by 98 local government buyers in the North*. The largest sectors these contracts were awarded to includes health, social and community services, construction, and business and financial services.