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.
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.
Social enterprise should be moved out of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), says Social Enterprise UK. It also calls for reform of the Social Value Act.
The CEO of Social Enterprise UK, Peter Holbrook, committed to being a stronger advocate for gender equality and urged others to be more transparent about power imbalances within their organisations at the launch of a new report from the British Council.