Public sector organisations around the UK are asking how they can use their powers of procurement to drive better work in their area. There are opportunities to promote good work by linking the awarding of contracts to suppliers who demonstrate good work practices - like paying the living wage, offering fair contracts, and providing opportunities for training. However, there are a range of practical, technical, legal and behavioural barriers to be overcome, summarised in this infographic. New research carried out for the Trust by Durham University explores these barriers and how they can be overcome in consultation with senior procurement stakeholders in the North East of England. Read the full report here.

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