Public sector restructuring and regional development: the impact of compulsory competitive tendering in the UK

PATTERSON, A. and PINCH, P. L. (2000). Public sector restructuring and regional development: the impact of compulsory competitive tendering in the UK. Regional Studies, 34 (3), 265-275.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00343400050015104
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Abstract

This paper contributes to the analysis of contemporary public sector restructuring in the UK through an evaluation of the impact of the introduction of compulsory competitive tendering (CCT) for the provision of local public services. Public services play an important stabilizing role in regional economic development but the introduction of CCT has undermined that role. Public service workers have suVered deteriorating levels of pay and conditions of service, and the capacity of local authorities to act to support local economic development has been reduced. Thus the introduction of CCT has undermined the contribution of local public services to the maintenance of interregional economic stability and to regional development.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Urban and Regional Studies
Identification Number: 10.1080/00343400050015104
Depositing User: Ann Betterton
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2010 16:36
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2015 12:37
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1296

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