Getting By? voices the experiences over a year of thirty Liverpool families where one or both parents were in low paid employment. Through weekly spending diaries tracking their income and expenses and regular in-depth interviews, they revealed the challenges they faced in their daily lives during 2014, as they sought to manage the impact of low income on their finances, health and well-being, social and family lives.
Near the end there is a good bit about procurement. Perhaps we should start thinking about procurement being joined up with other things we offer to businesses, like grants etc.
"While procurement provides the public with services, it is not always about securing value for money for taxpayers, as the business secretary at the time, Vince Cable, acknowledged in 2012. He said: “There is a role for the government using procurement in a more strategic way.”"