James Cleverly MLA: Social Impact Bonds mean big business can boost the Big Society | Conservative Home

James Cleverly MLA: Social Impact Bonds mean big business can boost the Big Society | Conservative Home.

There are over 180,000 small and medium enterprises with social and/or environmental aims in the UK that have an estimated economic value of £55bn and provide two million jobs nationwide. While the social investment market is currently valued at £750m, there is an estimated additional £1bn of unmet demand in this sector. This is demand that the private sector could easily help to meet. Several programmes are already starting to operate around the country, with positive results.

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