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Today the government has announced reforms to open up the public sector’s £187 billion spend each year to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by changing the way government buys to enable the best bidders to win. Plus there’s renewed commitment to pay suppliers within 30 days. The government says it wants competition in its marketplace from the best businesses in Britain, large and small, to get the best value for money for the taxpayer. Buying from more SMEs can drive innovation and efficiencies in public services. The new legislation comes into effect which aims to open up the public sector’s