"This is a budget which will do little to either enthuse or depress the resilient and committed social enterprises working hard across the country," says deputy CEO of Social Enterprise UK Nick Temple.
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.
With the UK Chancellor's recent announcement of more support for social impact bonds in the latest spending review, social ventures need to put their ship in order now, argues Heather Black of Economic Change.
The Autumn Statement puts the brakes on promising growth of genuine community energy projects. Big Society Capital's Matt Robinson and Daria Kuznetsova provide analysis in the aftermath of the Chancellor's spending review in the UK.
Cuts to the Cabinet Office raise concerns about the future of the Ministry of Civil Society and £20m of support per year is allocated to social impact bonds following Chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement in the UK.
George Osborne yesterday announced that £75m of fines imposed on UK banks will go to military charities. But community activists argue the money would be better invested in financial services for those excluded from mainstream banking sector.