How government rigs system in favour of big business over local charities


I wrote in today’s Scotsman about the tendering process charities must undergo to secure a contract to provide care services.

“Social enterprises are universally lauded, yet we put a ball and chain around their ankles.

“If football managers can get “rolling contracts” why not them? Surely a lighter touch can prevail for smaller community services, where it’s clear their skills lie in delivering the service, not winning the contract.”

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