Definition of private sector in English:

private sector


  • The part of the national economy that is not under direct state control.

    ‘the government had hoped to make the private sector take over nuclear power stations’
    as modifier ‘private sector practices’
    • ‘But he made it clear that he did not believe the private sector was the only solution.’
    • ‘This is because they are so widespread and deeply ingrained in both the public and private sectors of the economy.’
    • ‘The private sector only beats the public sector for pay at the top and bottom of the pay scale.’
    • ‘The private sector may stump up the money and he may in time see a stadium built at Abbotstown.’
    • ‘And all these projects demand massive injections of capital, which are supplied by the public and private sectors.’
    • ‘The proposed modernisation will be part of the Local Improvement Finance Trust project, a partnership between public and private sectors.’
    • ‘Graduate students of the school were employed both in the public and private sectors of the economy.’
    • ‘The second issue relates to the role of the private sector in supplying publicly funded services.’
    • ‘Maybe here is where we can get the benefit of private sector practice and public sector service at the same time.’
    • ‘This is a painful time for investors, the financial services industry and the private sector.’
    • ‘Growth in public sector pay continued to beat the rises in the private sector.’
    • ‘The assault on pensions and health care is being waged throughout the public and private sectors.’
    • ‘So if you are working in the private sector, prepare for heavier tax and harder work.’
    • ‘I have no doubt individuals who deliver the services in the public, voluntary and private sectors are all as equally dedicated to those they care for.’
    • ‘The government is also considering whether to make them compulsory in the private sector.’
    • ‘Some see it as an ominous sign of things to come in the relationship between the public and private sectors in economic policy.’
    • ‘We have set up a working group between the two private sectors and both governments.’
    • ‘It could be in the public sector or the private sector, in this country or abroad.’
    • ‘State pension schemes have become caught up by the wider agenda for narrowing public spending and shifting the balance between the public and the private sectors.’
    • ‘A reduction of the money stock will stimulate the private sector to rebalance its portfolio.’
    private, public, non-state-controlled, non-state-run, non-public, private-sector, private-enterprise, fee-paying, commercial
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