04 Mar '12, 5pm

Social Entrepreneurship receives Legislative Support in UK: British MP Chris White's mission to provide legislat...

British MP Chris White's mission to provide legislative strength to social entrepreneurship in the U.K. has finally yielded results with the House of Lords passing his Private Member's Bill on this issue. The bill paves the way for social value to be a part of the way public services are commissioned in the U.K. The bill, which will now become law, urges public organizations to pay attention to how public service contracts may be leveraged to improve socio-economic and environmental well-being of the communities. Chris White issued a statement after the successful passing of the bill, which said that the process to reach up to this stage had been long but totally worth the effort. The bill is expected to help social enterprises, charities and community organizations win and deliver public service contracts. White said: "The bill will, I hope, help to start a culture change...

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