News and Views

  • Social investments in UK reach £8bn in 2021 but uncertainty looms, warns Big Society Capital

    Steady social investment market growth “on track” to meet Big Society Capital’s target of £10bn to £15bn by 2025, although current economic crisis could threaten further growth.

  • Opinion: Why CICs are not the promised 'gamechanger' for UK business

    People either love or hate the UK's community interest company structure. But, asks Adrian Ashton, is the real issue that this country's social enterprise systems are overly driven by outsiders?

  • Thirty big businesses spent £250m with UK social enterprises in six years

    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.

  • UK Growth Plan sparks dismay as social economy ignored

    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”.

  • GIIN partners with Paypal and Visa to boost corporate impact investing

    Global Impact Investing Network’s corporate impact investing initiative aims to ‘redefine business as usual’ when it comes to corporate investing and asset management.

  • 'Vital intervention' sees wholesale energy prices cut by half this winter for UK social enterprises

    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.