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.
The House of Lords has been exploring how public services can be bolder in ‘levelling up’ communities around the UK. Three experts told the Lords Public Sector Services Committee why 15% 'added value' isn't good enough.
Confederation of British Industry – which represents nearly 200,000 UK firms – says businesses should ‘bottle the Covid-19 spirit of cooperation’ and ‘lock in’ employee wellbeing as part of wide-ranging vision to transform economy.
Conservative MP and civil society review author Danny Kruger highlights new funds that social enterprises should watch, adding that Treasury ministers are “very supportive” of social enterprise – but also “very distracted” right now.