Social Enterprise UK commissioned Chris White, the author of the Social Value Act, to review the effect on public sector spending since it came into force in 2013. The Act requires people who commission public services to securing wider social, economic and environmental benefits form the money that they spend in certain, limited circumstances. Chris White’s 5 … Continue reading Our money, our future
The Salford Social Value Alliance We believe that social value can be used to improve the lives of people across Salford. We want to use it as a way to tackle poverty and inequality in our city. We can all work together to use social value – in procurement, in business, in community activity, in … Continue reading 10% Better in Salford
Russell Hargrave from Power to Change has written an article published in The Guardian on Tuesday 15 August about the changes that need to be made to the Social Value Act; according to small charities and community businesses. Read the full article on The Guardian website.
The Business Growth Hub have recently won a national environmental award. Their Director for Low Carbon, Todd Holden, is a member of the GMSVN steering group. The Manchester-based Business Growth Hub, which helps to support the growth of businesses in Greater Manchester, is celebrating after winning a prestigious national environmental award. The organisation beat the … Continue reading Business Growth Hub wins national environmental award
Anne Lythgoe writes a blog for the Social Audit Network on a worrying trend that we're starting to overlook the environment when considering social impact. Read the article in full on the SAN website.
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
Nick Temple, Deputy Chief Exec of Social Enterprise UK, shares his thoughts on an inclusive industrial strategy. Read the full article online.
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
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
Emma Back has written a great blog for Social Value UK on the importance of start-ups setting out social value measurement from day one. "The various tools and stages of social value fit very naturally into the chronology of starting a business." Read the blog in full on the Social Value UK website.