David’s article examines the specific implications for charities and social enterprises of a recent Cabinet Office decision stating that it is now a requirement for social value to be evaluated as part of public procurement exercises. He also comments on the extent to which the announcement demystifies just how committed the government is to putting social value at the heart of its approach to procurement.
Referring to the announcement, which was delivered by Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington, David argues that “this is something that the charity and social enterprise sector has been calling for pretty much since the introduction of the Act, so why the suspicion that, in practice, this might not be the positive news that it might appear?”
If you’d like to read David’s piece in full, you can find it in Charity Finance’s “Finance Focus” special feature (please note that this is currently only available in hard copy).
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