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.
Equality outcomes: A social return on investment: Summary
Advice and Guidance
Who is this page for?
- Public sector
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First published: 23 May 2013
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