Tackling poverty through public procurement: summary

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Macfarlane, Richard
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Date of publication
1 March 2014
Employment, Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion
Social welfare
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Poverty in the UK is growing, and social mobility is declining; these trends are likely to continue even as the economy improves. To help tackle these issues, recruitment and training opportunities targeted on disadvantaged groups can be included in public procurement contracts. Drawing on good practice from six UK-wide case studies, this research shows how to do this while complying with UK and European Union (EU) procurement rules.

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