Principles met

  • We will develop systems that enable citizens to be equal partners in designing and commissioning public services and in determining the use of public resources.
  • We will promote community-based approaches to economic development that focus on supporting the creation of jobs, social enterprises and other businesses and providing an environment for co-operative and mutual enterprises to thrive.
  • We will embrace innovation in how we work with local communities to drive positive change.
  • We will support the development of a framework and criteria for social value, giving substance to the concept and supporting Councils with the tools to ensure better local social and economic outcomes.

In early 2021, Wigan Council formed the Business Consortium to involve local businesses at a strategic level to understand how we can work together to support the borough’s long-term recovery from Covid-19 and build a more resilient economy through a community wealth building approach.

Wigan Council has collaborated with the Business Consortium to refresh the Deal for Business, an informal agreement originally launched in 2015 in which the Council and local businesses each have pledged to work together to create a successful and sustainable local economy.

Together, we have co-designed a new enhanced offer which signifies our shared commitment to work together to tackle economic inequality and build an inclusive and low-carbon economy.

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