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?
Tensions that we don’t talk about and purchasing decisions we thought were right but shouldn’t have made – procurement bosses and social value gurus get to grips with the big issues of buying for public benefit.
2016 was quite a year for civil society minister Rob Wilson. Following Brexit, a departmental move raised eyebrows and something called the Inclusive Economy Unit was established. We caught up with the minister to make sense of it all.