Northern Ireland wants to follow England and Wales by introducing a law to ensure that public services commissioners consider wider social, economic and environmental benefits of the contracts they award.
To what extent are councils in the UK considering social value? Research from Social Enterprise UK reveals all. Elsewhere, a new survey analyses the social enterprise sector in the Netherlands and The Big Issue in Australia celebrates a big birthday.
Legislation ensuring public service commissioners consider the social impact of services they buy in seems a no-brainer. We consider the state of the Social Value Act – which has been criticised for lacking 'teeth' – ahead of the Social Value Summit.
Working out Social Return on Investment can seem like a mountain to climb. But there are many compelling reasons to measure your impact, not least to find out how well you are performing your social mission.