New Law is Great News for Social Enterprises

We think it’s great news for social enterprises and organisations with a social mission that from January 31st 2013 Public Services in England and Wales will have a legal obligation to take into consideration the Social Value of the services they buy.

The new legislation, the Public Services (Social Value) Act, means that when making purchasing decisions and specifying tender criteria for contracts, public services will always have to consider the social impact of the organisations they buy from.

More Social Enterprises Delivering our Public Services

We hope this means that many more social enterprises will be able to win public sector contracts, and so be able to further enhance their positive impact on society.

We like a win/win outcome!

For more information about the Act and guides on how it will affect both Public Service providers and social enterprises check out the factfiles on the Social Enterprise UK Website.

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