Greater Manchester Poverty Action – Mayor election special

Tomorrow Greater Manchester will elect its first ever Mayor. Greater Manchester Poverty Action have developed a newsletter containing a series of short articles written especially for the successful candidate’s attention. Read the newsletter on their website. Greater Manchester Poverty Action asked stakeholders across the city region to set out what they think the newly elected mayor needs to … Continue reading Greater Manchester Poverty Action – Mayor election special

Progressing procurement processes and practice in Manchester

On 1 March CLES and Manchester City Council launched 'The Power of Procurement II: the policy and practice of Manchester City Council 10 years on'. Some of the key achievements include: Direct spend through procurement into the Manchester economy has increased from 51.5% in 2008/09 to 73.6% in 2015/16; with spending across wards diversifying; Spend … Continue reading Progressing procurement processes and practice in Manchester

Messages for Greater Manchester Mayoral candidates

The Greater Manchester Social Value Network (GMSVN) is a network of organisations which seeks to influence stakeholders, policy and strategy at the Greater Manchester level around social value. GMSVN believes that social value should be at the heart of Mayoral priorities in Greater Manchester moving forward and has therefore submitted the below message to all mayoral … Continue reading Messages for Greater Manchester Mayoral candidates