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We’ve written previously about how the UK government is strengthening the Social Value Act to require commissioners to explicitly evaluate social value when they tender a contract. Consideration of the wider social value must be added by each bidder. But CivilSociety reports from the annual conference of Navca, the local infrastructure body, in Sheffield, saying that “The Social Value Act is being misused by some councils to get charities to subsidise public contracts.” The CE of Children England said that “unfortunately social value had become a euphemism in some quarters for cut price services.” Read that full story here.

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