The Public Services (Social Value) Act became law in April 2012. The Act places a requirement on commissioners to consider economic, environmental and social benefits of their approaches to procurement before the process starts . But what is meant by ‘social value’ and what are the implications for VCS and the people they work with?
A big achievement of 2014 was the publication and launch a suite of Irish in Britain commissioned reports on the 2011 Census data. They were launched in the House of Commons on 3 November 2014 at an event chaired by Chaired by Paul Farrelly, MP, of the All Party Parliamentary Group on the Irish in Britain and in the presence of the Irish Ambassador who described the report as an “invaluable resource” for Irish focused organisations across Britain.