This briefing, produced by Social Enterprise UK for the Catalyst consortium, provides a valuable introduction to the Social Value Act for voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations.

VCSEs are well practiced at providing added social value through service delivery across many sectors including health, education, housing and transport. The Social Value Act creates an opportunity for bidders to demonstrate this to public service commissioners, who asses which potential providers would deliver maximum public benefit to the local community. VCSEs must take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity.