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Final reading of Public Services (Social Value) Bill

The Public Services (Social Value) Bill currently going through parliament, if passed, will require local authorities to consider economic, social or environmental wellbeing whenever they procure a service. This could see commissioners and procurement officers look to social enterprises and other organisations that create social value to deliver a greater number of contracts. The third […]

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Ministers amend Social Enterprise Bill

The important Public Services Bill may no longer reference social enterprise directly and requirement for councils to have a social enterprise stategy looks like it is out. However, social value is in and need to prove stronger social impact in procurement/commissioning processes should remain. Glass half full or empty? The bill is now at report […]

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