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    Much More (Still) to Do

    It’s been a busy few weeks at The Social Value Portal with the first results of our Local Authority Survey, the first meeting of our Non-Exec Steering Committee and dinner with Nick Hurd MP, along with discussions with Bristol City Council, Woking Borough Council, Chesterfield Council, the Society of Procurement Officers and the MOD. First of all, result...

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    Dear Employees

    Guest Blog by Assumpta Ozua first ‘brilliantly’ delivered at The Hospital Club during Sustainability Week. Inspired by our collective inaction on Climate Change…. Dear Employees It’s raining hours on your minutes while you wish it would just shower seconds until I adjust my tone enough for you to feel more at ease and let you go home bu...

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    The Community (Social Value) Charter

    The Social Value Act can be a game changer, but only if communities have a chance to speak and are listened to. At the moment, most Authorities are still developing their Social Value Strategies with only 30% actually having a strategy in place (see our survey). Of those that do have a strategy, less than 50% have actually consulted with the communities th...

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    Value; it’s all relative

    I am on holiday- in Madagascar on an island off the west coast called Nosy Be. It is beautiful and the people here have the biggest brightest smiles you have ever seen and the whole world just seems to light up. But as always if you scratch below the surface of the ‘tourist view’ there is a whole other world of poverty and corruption. Of course...

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