The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 began life in June 2010 as a private member's bill from Chris White, a Conservative MP. It was originally entitled the Public Services (Social Enterprises and Social Value) Bill, but on its passage through Parliament it became much shorter and watered down. Time will judge whether the Act has lived up to its original objective; to transform the way public bodies choose to buy services.
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