Outsourcing and procurement – the pros and cons

17 June 2019
  • Why do organisations outsource?
  • How widespread is outsourcing?
  • What impact does outsourcing have on Londoners?
  • Should public sector bodies outsource?
  • What could be done to make outsourcing more transparent?
  • What does good procurement look like?
  • How can procurement practices be improved to benefit workers?
  • What are the challenges associated with responsible procurement?
  • Are there significant differences in private and public sector procurement practices?


Tomorrow, as part of its investigation into low paid work and in-work poverty in London, the London Assembly Economy Committee will discuss outsourcing and procurement.


The guests are:

  • John Tizard, Independent Strategic Advisor, co-author of Out of Contract: Time to move on from the ‘love in’ with outsourcing and PFI
  • Matt Dykes, TUC
  • Rachel Williamson, GLA Economic Development Unit


The meeting will take place on Tuesday 18 June at 10.00am in The Chamber, at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).


Media and members of the public are invited to attend


The meeting can also be viewed LIVE via webcast   


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Notes to editors

  1. Read the agenda papers.
  2. Leonie Cooper AM, Chair of the Economy Committee is available for interview. 
  3. Find out more about the London Assembly Economy Committee.
  4. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.


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