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Foreign Companies: Procurement

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 9640, tabled on 8 September 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate the Government has made of the number of foreign companies which use local content in their supply chain; and if he plans to incentivise such companies to use such content.

Answered on

13 September 2017

The balance of imported to domestically produced content in supply chains is a commercial matter for the companies concerned.

Through our Industrial Strategy, the government will set out the conditions for all companies to succeed, including those in UK supply chains. Domestic suppliers benefit from investment in a skilled workforce, clear simple regulation and a competitive tax regime, with the aim of making UK businesses producing such content as competitive as possible.

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