Social Value Act: information and resources

The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 places a legal duty on public bodies to consider the social, economic and environmental well being of an area in making decisions on commissioning and procurement. Public bodies have to abide by this when making decisions on contracting out public services, including contracting triggered by using the Community Right to Challenge process.

This resource contains information and resources on the Act which came into force on 31 January 2013.

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