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Public Sector: Russia

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN HL7149, tabled on 21 March 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to allow Russian-owned companies to (1) tender for, or (2) be awarded, contracts for public sector work in the UK.

Answered on

4 April 2022

It is of the utmost importance that we explore every possible avenue to ensure British taxpayers’ money isn’t funding Putin’s war machine.

Cabinet Office has issued Procurement Policy Note 01/22 which sets out how contracting authorities can further cut ties with companies backed by the states of Russia and Belarus. The guidance applies to all central government departments, their executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies. Other public sector contracting authorities should consider applying the approach set out in this guidance.

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Cabinet Office