The future definition of public service mutuals
- 30 September 2019
- Posted by: Helen Nicol
- Category: News
Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, Mims Davies MP, and The Rt Hon Jeremy Wright MP have begun an open consultation to developed a revised definition of public service mutuals.
Public service mutuals are currently defined as organisations that have left the public sector (spun out), continue to deliver public services and have a significant degree of employee ownership, influence or control. Evidence suggests that there are a number of challenges with this definition, and that it may benefit from revision. The government believes that the contribution that public service mutuals can make to public services can be strengthened by creating a more robust definition and brand identity.
Government are looking for contributions from anyone with an interest in public service delivery, in particular public service commissioners and delivery organisations, staff, users and communities, as well as industry bodies that represent these groups. The consultation document and response sheet are on the Gov.UK site here