Social enterprise and open public services, tsrc equalities below the radar
Social Enterprise and Open Public Services: The case of the Public Services (Social Value) Act Simon Teasdale 27/9/12
A radical programme for public services reform?• Localism• The Big Society• Open public Services
The Public Services(Social Enterprise and Social Value) Bill “A BILL TO Require the Secretary of State and local authorities to publish strategies in connection with promoting social enterprise; to enable communities to participate in the formulation and implementation of those strategies; to require that public sector contracts include provisions relating to social outcomes and social value; and for connected purposes” (House of Commons, 2010)
Social enterprises should deliver public services as they create social value• But: – What is a social enterprise? – What is social value? – Can we legislate for the Big Society?
The Public Services (Social Value) Act (2012)• An Act to require public authorities to have regard to economic, social and environmental well-being in connection with public services contracts; and for connected purposes. (House of Commons, 2012)