UK government floats 10% weighting for social value in contracts

The British government reinforced its commitment to create more social value from £49bn worth of public sector contracting at Social Enterprise UK’s Social Value Leaders Summit on Monday. After earlier unveiling plans specifying areas where commissioners should look to create social value, Cabinet Office parliamentary secretary Oliver Dowden (pictured above) gave more detail in a speech to more than 100 business leaders at King’s College, London. Dowden was filling in for expected speaker David Lidington, Theresa May’s number two. The Minister for the Cabinet Office was called away to help with Brexit negotiations ahead of an expected vote on a deal in parliament on Tuesday.

Spotlight

Spotlight

Related News