A study by E3M, an initiative developed and managed by Social Business International, surveyed, via Pollster YouGov, 2,062 UK adults from among the general public about their attitudes towards public service delivery. 84% of respondents were aware that public bodies such as local councils and the NHS subcontract some services to other businesses. Asked to choose between social enterprises or private enterprises delivering these, one-third of respondents expressed no preference, but nine out of 10 people who did, chose social enterprises. They believe social enterprises, more than private companies, can deliver outsourced public services with more efficiency and value for money. The findings come as the UK government is analysing responses to a consultation on how it should take account of social value in the award of central government contracts. Read more here.