Assistance on Social Value legislation

The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 encourages public services commissioners to consider how contractors might improve the economic, environmental and social wellbeing of an area, in addition to delivering the primary objectives of the contract.

  •  Local sector support body NAVCA held a series of Social Value road-shows in May targeted at local government and other public sector staff who have a key role to play in maximising social value in their area. Thoughts and resources from these events are now available (in various pdf documents) at http://www.navca.org.uk/maximising-social-value.
  •  We mentioned ‘A quick guide to the Social Value Act‘ back in June, produced by Bates Wells Braithwaite solicitors with Unity Bank, but it may be worth noting both this and the other social enterprise/third sector publications that are available from the bank http://www.unity.co.uk/socialvalue.