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Community right to challenge

The  Community Right to Challenge, gives community and voluntary sector organisations and groups of council staff the right to ‘challenge’ local authorities by putting forward an expression of interest in running their services. 

What is involved

A successful challenge would result in a procurement exercise in which the challenger would be able to take part along with other interested organisations. 

The act does not give an automatic right to the organisation expressing an interest to deliver the service, nor is it guaranteed the organisation will be successful in any procurement exercise.

A copy of the community right to challenge policy is available by emailing: