Social Enterprise Bill

Social Enterprise Bill

Social Enterprise Coalition


In July 2010, Chris White MP (Conservative Member for Warwick and Leamington) tabled a Private Members’ Bill titled "Public Services (Social Enterprise and Social Value)".


Many very successful social enterprises already work in the public sector but this bill should make it easier for even more to secure contracts to deliver frontline services with an additional social or environmental return.  For more details on the content of the bill, click here.


SEC is advising Chris White MP’s team on the content of the bill but now we want to get the movement involved to show its support for this proposal.


Get involved


A draft form of the bill will be debated for the first time in parliament on Friday 19th November 2010.


We need 100 MPs to vote in favour of the bill on the day for it to continue it’s passage through parliament. To help secure these votes, please download our campaign pack and ask your MP to support the social enterprise bill!


Tips on working with your MP
Template letter to your MP
Tips on working with your local media
Template press release





In order to build support for the bill, we will be hosting 3 events in parliament on Thursday 18th November, including a photo call, a mass lobby and a seminar on the bill.  For more details and to register, please click here.