This project works with the TUC to examine the uptake of public procurement as a tool for promoting good work and its link to local employment charters in England in a comparative perspective. The TUC will be involved as a partner and the findings will provide important insights and evidence for the TUC’s future policies and strategies in this area.
The main research questions are:
- Where and under which conditions is procurement used as a tool to promote good work practices?
- What is the impact of using public procurement as a tool for promoting good work on employment practices and on employer business models?
- Do employment charters influence the use of procurement to promote good work?
- How do Mayoral Combined Authorities’ (MCA) practices affect local authorities’ policies in their area?
- What is the impact of the above on employment (practices) and businesses?
The project will involve a review of relevant documents and other information, and interviews with MCA and local authority staff, and other stakeholders.