Mutuals are currently defined as organisations that were in the public sector, continue to deliver public services, and have a significant degree of employee ownership, influence or control in the way they're run.
Strong independent evidence shows that mutuals have significantly greater staff engagement, leading to lower staff sickness and turnover, resulting in more productive and better quality services. Following publication of the Civil Society Strategy last summer, DCMS has been jointly developing the consultation it promised on the above definition. Put simply, is it still fit for purpose ten years or so after the first of these mutuals started to emerge?
DCMS would like to get your views ahead of publishing a formal consultation document in the Spring.