||<p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is taking a number of positive actions to make it
easier for smaller companies to do business with defence, for example launching sub-contract
advertising on our online portal and engaging more regularly with smaller businesses
to help understand the challenges they face. We are also introducing new measures
to ensure prime contractors' pay promptly and working to improve the pipeline information
that we publish.</p><p>The MOD Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Action Plan 2019-2022
was published in March 2019 and this sets out the actions we are taking in more detail.
It is available at:</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mod-small-and-medium-sized-enterprise-action-plan-2019-2022</p>