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”.
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.
Social enterprises and others can apply for grants of up to £9m as part of the government's new Youth Investment Fund, delivered by Social Investment Business, and set to fund 300 existing or new youth facilities.
Dramatic week in Westminster prompts concerns that government’s “big thinking” on levelling up may be stalled, while more immediate progress on procurement and other policies faces uncertain months ahead.
The Adebowale Commission was a timely challenge to UK social investors. But to provide more enterprise-centric finance we need answers to some important questions, says the Social Investment Forum chair.
The Queen's Speech, marking the annual state opening of the UK parliament, was dominated by the Levelling Up agenda. But the most animated response among the impact community was from the Better Business Act campaign.
Social Procurement Festival: Social Enterprise UK’s Andrew O’Brien urges businesses to take on the “real challenge” of changing how they operate, while Social Value UK’s Catherine Manning lays out what good social value practice means.