United Kingdom: Government vows to build social value into big procurement deals

26 June 2018: Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster David Lidington, announced that the government “will extend the requirement of the Social Value Act in central government to ensure that all major procurements explicitly evaluate social value, where appropriate, rather than just consider it.” “We will also require all departments in central government to regularly report on the social impact of new procurements, and we will train all 4,000 …….