Cuts to the Cabinet Office raise concerns about the future of the Ministry of Civil Society and £20m of support per year is allocated to social impact bonds following Chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement in the UK.
Baroness Glenys Thornton has long been a champion of social enterprise in the UK. The Labour peer and current CEO of The Young Foundation takes us to some of the places in East London that have shaped her career.
A UK charity that supports social enterprises and the development of the social impact investment market has purchased central London offices worth £50m, raising questions of market distortion and unintended consequences.
Once upon a time... £105,000 of investment readiness funding resulted in contracts worth £5m being won, meaning that up to 450 children from deprived areas will be given excellent pre-school education and care.