Cathy Jamieson – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Cabinet Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Cathy Jamieson on 2014-03-18.

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent estimate he has made of the number of (a) co-operatives, (b) mutuals and (c) social enterprises which provide public services. [R]

Nick Hurd

The Government supports the growth of the social economy. Across England, there are now more than 85 public service mutuals, up from just 9 in 2010. Collectively they deliver well over £1bn in public services.

Cabinet Office analysis from 2013 based on the BIS Small Business Survey estimated that 28% (c. 50,000) of SME social enterprises provide goods or services in the public sector.