Equality outcomes: A social return on investment: Summary

Advice and Guidance
 

Who is this page for?

  • Public sector

Which countries is it relevant to?

    • England

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    • Scotland

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    • Wales

First published: 23 May 2013

This is the cover of Equality outcomes: a social return on investment publication

The primary aim for the state when commissioning any public service is to provide improved outcomes for service users and their wider communities. Public authorities spend £236 billion every year on buying goods, works or services from other organisations across every sector. This purchasing power can be used by public authorities as a way to advance equality and where appropriate, achieve wider social benefits, such as community cohesion or employment opportunities. 

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