Policy paper

DfE: small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) action plan

How DfE is procuring and working with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Applies to England


Small and medium-sized enterprises action plan


DfE’s SME action plan covers:

  • how we procure and support SMEs
  • the progress made so far
  • how we will further improve SME engagement
Published 12 July 2019
Last updated 2524 OctoberNovember 2022 + show all updates
  1. Updated with the SME action plan for 2022 to 2025.

  2. 'Details' section updated including removal of the line 'The government aims to spend 33% of their third-party budget with SMEs by March 2022' as this is now out of date.

  3. Updated SME action plan to include more up to date data.

  4. Updated the Small and medium-sized enterprises action plan.

  5. First published.