Minister calls for more social impact in Government contracts
- 9 February 2020
- Posted by: Helen Nicol
- Category: News
At a keynote speech for the 2020 National Social Value Conference, Baroness Barran, Minister for Civil Society, said that ensuring central government spending has a positive impact was one of her top three priorities, having acknowledged that the social impact achieved through the government’s £49bn spending is not up to scratch.
In response to the delay in the publication of a response to last year’s public consultation on how to implement Westminster’s procurement ambitions, Barran said:
“I don’t want to skip over in one sentence the challenge of turning around central government procurement but… that’s not something that’s done in a whisker. But there is a real focus on it and we will continue to press on with all energy.”