Research Output

Partnership action for continuing employment (PACE): towards a future delivery model.

  The Employment Research Institute, Edinburgh Napier University
was commissioned by the Scottish Government to help develop
a future delivery model for the Partnership Action for Continuing
Employment (PACE). The Scottish Government established the
PACE Partnership on 23 June 2009 to bring together agencies
with an interest in PACE. This report forms part of the work
assigned to the PACE Delivery Workstream, which was charged
with undertaking a review of the current mechanism for delivery
of PACE support and highlighting areas for improvement.
This report sets out some of the issues related to developing the
operational delivery of PACE. The focus is on the broad service
delivery model at the local level, so relatively little is said about
the core, national PACE operation.
It is based upon a review of the PACE Work Stream event and
other material and interviews with selected PACE chairs.
PACE is not ‘broken’ and generally appears to offer an
appropriate service. There are a number of challenges and
strengths in the current system and there is scope for

  • Type:

    Technical Report

  • Date:

    30 November 2010

  • Publication Status:


  • Publisher

    Scottish Government

  • Library of Congress:

    HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    331 Labor economics


McQuaid, R. W., Dutton, M. & Egdell, V. (2010). Partnership action for continuing employment (PACE): towards a future delivery model.



PACE; delivery; redundency; unemployment; partnerships; job-seekers;

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