Laura joined Pioneers Post as a multimedia journalist in November 2020. She previously worked as a freelancer at the BBC World Service and was an intern with Bloomberg News.
Laura graduated in Multimedia Journalism from the University of Salford with first class honours in July 2020. Before going into journalism, she had a 14-year career as a professional ballet dancer. Born and raised in France, she worked in Germany for four years before moving to the UK to join Scottish Ballet in 2010. She now lives in the north west of England.
AstraZeneca and Siemens among corporations that bought a quarter of a million pounds-worth of goods and services from social enterprises as part of the £1bn Buy Social Corporate Challenge launched in 2016.
Mini-budget focused on tax cuts signals a sharp turn right from policies championed by the Johnson government, with social economy experts criticising today's package as “too small for Britain” and “a gamble”.
Government this week reveals detail of its energy support scheme for businesses and charities, but uncertainty remains as to what will happen in six months’ time as cost of living crisis continues to bite.
Lord Kamall has been named as the new minister for civil society in the UK by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. He has previously worked on microfinance for entrepreneurs from poor communities.
The prime minister’s plan to protect against surging energy prices only provides support for businesses for the next six months, and lack of clarity over immediate measures leaves social enterprises at risk of closure, fear membership bodies.
Health and social care contracts present the biggest growth potential for social enterprises and voluntary sector organisations, finds independent analysis, but they’re held back by a digital skills gap and overcomplicated processes.