The challenges of implementing social value

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Social Enterprise UK has published ‘The Future of Social Value’, following a year of operation for the Public Services (Social Value) Act. The report looks at the challenges of implementation and gives recommendations for its success.

The legislation places a duty on government, councils, the NHS and other public bodies in England and Wales to consider how they might improve the economic, social and environmental wellbeing – the “social value” – of a relevant area when they buy and commission services.

SEUK publications page http://www.socialenterprise.org.uk/advice-services/publications/the-future-social-value or download direct (pdf, 1.7MB) from http://www.socialenterprise.org.uk/uploads/files/2014/04/thefutureofsocialvalue1.pdf

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