DCMS confirms civil society brief remains there, but minister is still TBC. Meanwhile, prime minister Boris Johnson's 'levelling up' project gains political ground as economist Andy Haldane heads levelling-up taskforce and Kruger gets junior role.
Civil society minister Baroness Barran says support was “substantial” – but recognises many social enterprises wish government had done more, as business leaders tell of eating into their reserves in first evidence session.
The Westminster government's minister for civil society says she draws energy from learning new things, but is her brief simply too wide for social enterprises to get the ministerial attention they crave?
Former UK prime minister highlights central role of social enterprises in a successful post-Covid recovery, including job creation – while a current Labour MP raises concerns with today's government Kickstart Scheme.