Data blog: Spending with Social Enterprise UK members by government
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Data blog: Spending with Social Enterprise UK members by government

24 Feb 2015 | Kirsty Weakley

As part of Open Data Day on Saturday SEUK and the Cabinet Office launched an online dashboard showing public sector funding to SEUK members over the past three financial years. Kirsty Weakley looks at what this tells us.

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Data blog: Spending with Social Enterprise UK members by government

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Mind the chandelier!

With a raft of issues to keep on top of during the coalition's Big Society shake-up, David Davison warns not to overlook pensions in your budgets.

Sir Stephen Bubb, chair of Adventure Capital Fund

The Department for Communities and Local Government is considering turning the £70m Communitybuilders Fund, run by Social Investment Business into an endowment. Sir Stephen Bubb, chair of the Adventure Capital Fund, also run by Social Investment Business, welcomes the news.

Running costs as you've never seen them before

Chester Mojay-Sinclare set up charity comparison site Alive and Giving last year. After Oxfam partnered with PayPal last week to offer "100 per cent" of donations to the cause, he wonders if the action is sending the right message for the sector.

We're not ready for a Big Society

The recent case of the Salvation Army vs the 700 Club has highlighted an inherent problem with the Big Society plans, warns Niki May Young.

Whatever the motivation behind the idea that charities be required to publish their expenditure on campaigning and political work in their annual returns, I don't think we should reject it too quickly. While such a requirement should not become burdensome for charities, any move towards greater transparency and accountability, in our sector as in others, is a positive one.

» Public benefit test - to be, or not to be?

Green burials could bring extra revenue

Gordon Hunter thinks the plans to sell off forests are 'pedestrian' and could go further.

Another day another dollar?

It's tempting to look to the United States for inspiration, but we're  very different demographics, says Niki May Young.

Publish or be damned - transparency in the sector

With technology driving ever more leaks of sensitive information, charities should prepare to reveal all from the outset, says John Tate.

Early Years and early days

As Sure Start centres throughout England prepare for possible closure in the face of impending cuts, London Early Years Foundation chief June O'Sullivan sums up the mood in the children's sector.

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