Minister promises to extend scope of social value act

’The Social Value Act will be extended to ensure that all government departments explicitly evaluate social value when commissioning services, David Lidington, Minister for the Cabinet Office, has announced.

He said the changes to the act, specifically the requirement to explicitly evaluate social value when awarding contracts, would “ensure that contracts were awarded on the basis of more than just value for money – but a company’s values too, so that their actions in society are rightly recognised and rewarded”.

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