Third Sector

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 21st February 2019.

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Photo of Steve Reed Steve Reed Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Civil Society)

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 107 of the Government's Civil Society Strategy, published in August 2018, what steps his Department has taken to extend the support currently offered to public sector teams aspiring to form mutuals to other community-led and social organisations which are already outside the public sector and wish to deliver public services.

Photo of Mims Davies Mims Davies Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

As promised in the Civil Society Strategy, DCMS will launch a public consultation into the definition of public service mutuals (mutuals) and the implications of extending support to create mutuals that do not originate from within the public sector. Government is engaging with the stakeholders over the next few months to help develop its proposals, and intends to launch the public consultation later in 2019.

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