UK Government's response to the war in Ukraine

UK Government's response to the war in Ukraine

Posted by Henry Thompson on 19 September 2023

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the UK government has consistently stated that it has acted faster than any other European nation in support of the Ukrainian people.

We have compiled a list of contracts & invoices that the UK public sector has procured in order to support the Ukrainian regime, the people in Ukraine and the refugees that have fled the country since the outbreak of war.

Contract Awards

So far the public sector has published 64 contracts relating to the war in Ukraine, with a combined value of:

£37 million


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The largest single contract was awarded to Palladium, worth £5mn, to provide scoping services and the delivery of accommodation to Ukrainian refugees for the Scottish Government.

Many of the contracts were awarded by local authorities to provide a variety of services for refugees fleeing Ukraine, such as English language lessons, welfare checks and access to healthcare.

23 of the contracts relate directly to the Homes for Ukraine scheme, with a combined value of over £9.6mn, awarded by 19 different authorities. 


NB: This may not be an exhaustive list and only includes contracts that have been published when this page was last updated. Other forms of support may not feature here such as direct military aid that has not been outsourced.


Invoices paid

We have also been looking into the procurement invoices that local authorities have published relating to the war in Ukraine. So far the vast majority of these have been part of the Homes for Ukraine scheme, with the Scottish Government, in particular, making up £238mn of this total. 

The total value of invoices paid currently stands at:

£316 million

The graphic below shows the breakdown in procurement spending by Local Government and Central Government authorities from April 2022 until June 2023:



Public procurement has proved a critical tool for contracting authorities to provide aid to Ukraine.

All of the contract awards and invoices used in the analysis were identified using Tussell's market intelligence platform.

To download all the collected contract award data, click here.

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