PASC to take evidence on opening up Public Services to Charities, Mutuals and private companies

01 July 2011

This will be the Committee’s fifth evidence session of its Big Society Inquiry and will focus on the Government’s intention to diversify the provision of public services by opening them up to charities, social enterprises, mutuals and the private sector. The Committee will hear from representatives of the voluntary sector and the TUC, Professor Julian Le Grand and Ed Mayo from the Cabinet Office Mutuals Taskforce, and Shona Nichols from Capita, the UK’s leading business process outsourcing company.

Particular issues that may arise include:

  • Obstacles to voluntary sector organisations delivering public services;
  • the work of the Government’s Mutuals Taskforce in driving forward employee ownership of public services; and
  • the role of the private sector in the Big Society.

Tuesday 5 July 2011
Committee Room 16, Palace of Westminster


At 10:30 am  

  • Sir Stephen Bubb, CEO, ACEVO
  • Kevin Curley, CEO, NAVCA
  • Paul Nowak, Head of Organisation and Services, TUC

At 11:30am   

  • Professor Julian Le Grand, Chairman of the Cabinet Office Mutuals Taskforce
  • Ed Mayo, Secretary General Co-operatives UK and member of the Cabinet Office Mutuals Taskforce
  • Shona Nichols, Group Marketing, Communications & Sustainability Director, Capita


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