• New chair of Social Enterprise UK is Lord Victor Adebowale

    Veteran of homelessness and social care Lord Victor Adebowale is to lead the board at Social Enterprise UK. The peer says he hopes to "present the public with a clear view of what social enterprise can offer."

  • First Access funding reaches frontline

    Since the government-backed social investment wholesaler launched in 2015, it has been distributing funding to others to allocate. Now the first of its money has reached a social enterprise.

  • When will Northern Ireland get its own Social Value Act?

    Northern Ireland wants to follow England and Wales by introducing a law to ensure that public services commissioners consider wider social, economic and environmental benefits of the contracts they award.

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First Access funding reaches frontline

Since the government-backed social investment wholesaler launched in 2015, it has been distributing funding to others to allocate. Now the first of its money has reached a social enterprise.

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Theresa May reveals “shared society” vision

The UK prime minister gives a wide-ranging speech outlining that her ambitions for post-Brexit Britain rest on notions of mutual responsibility and helping those who are "just getting by". She also mentions social finance.

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2016: the year in social enterprise

Does it all seem like a blur? Don't worry – we're here to jog your memory about what was going on in the world of social enteprise and social investment this year.