Live debate: impact of the Social Value Act, 11 January 2013, 12-1.30pm

Join our experts on Friday 11 January to discuss what the social value act means and how social enterprises can win public sector contracts

In January the Public Services (Social Value) Act will take affect. Chris White MP, who sponsored the act, has described it as ‘the biggest opportunity in decades for social enterprise’ and as a chance to change public services for the better. Social Enterprise UK chief executive Peter Holbrook has called for it to go further, while the Transitiion Institute’s Allison Ogden-Newton believes smaller, local social enterprises could be squeezed out at the expense of larger service deliverers.

Join us on Friday 11 January to discuss:

• the opportunities that the social value act presents for social enterprises
• what social enterprises must do to win public sector contracts
• why the act may not be social enterprise’s holy grail

Do get in touch if you’d like to be a panellist – email Joe Jervis for more details.

Also, if you’d like to leave a question, please do so in the comments section below, or come back to ask it live – and follow the debate – on Friday 11 January, 12 – 1.30pm GMT.

Remember, to be on the panel and participate you need to register as a member of the Guardian social enterprise network, and log in. Click here to register.

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