As part of a 10-point plan to build on the recent successes in the UK automotive industry, Unite, one of Britain’s public and commercial services unions, has today launched a report outlining a strategy to support growth in manufacturing through positive procurement policy.
Calling on public bodies to ‘buy local’, the Driving Growth Report outlines how vehicle and component manufacturing can be boosted by the implementation of a positive procurement policy by central government and summarises current procurement practices of public bodies in the UK.
Unite National Officer, Tony Murphy said, “The automotive industry employs 700,000 people, a superb workforce - making cars, world class buses and coaches, commercial vehicles and components – it is hugely important in re-balancing the economy.”
Unite National Officer, Roger Maddison said, “The government could boost demand at a stroke by introducing a procurement strategy to support UK motor manufacturing. Public bodies in the UK should use their buying power to support UK manufacturing.”
To access the full report, click here.