Scrap business rates, wrest power from local government and shake up the global economic system – just some actions needed to revitalise UK communities devastated by Covid-19. We report from the Social Enterprise Futures conference.
Community business trust to continue beyond planned closure date of 2022 due to Covid-19, but with a smaller team, fewer direct grants and more partnerships – and needs to raise a further £10m to implement its next five-year strategy.
Community businesses boost economies. But do they risk being captured by managers dedicated to empire-building rather than social change? Or will there be an encroachment by private capital? New research aims to find out.
From the vital role of community businesses to social investment, Richard Harries from the Power to Change Research Institute explains what he thinks the chancellor should have mentioned in yesterday's budget.