DFID announces UK's first development impact bond

DFID announces UK's first development impact bond

17 Apr 2014 | Vibeka Mair

The UK is to launch the first development impact bond - an international version of the social impact bond - International Development Secretary Justine Greening has said.


DFID announces UK's first development impact bond

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Bromley Healthcare

Social enterprises working in the area of health and social care  grew by 121 per cent last year, compared to an average growth of 42 per cent across all social enterprises, according to data from the RBS SE100.

Prince’s Regeneration Trust to create a social investment fund for ‘at-risk’ buildings

The Prince’s Regeneration Trust has received a £200,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund to develop a social investment fund to help organisations based in deprived areas restore at-risk community buildings.

£10m BIG grant scheme to aid access to social investment

A £10m Big Lottery grant fund to help charities and social enterprises access social investment has been launched today after a nine-month delay.

Sara Burgess, CIC Regulator

Social Enterprise UK has written to Sara Burgess, regulator of community interest companies, asking for information about “the strength of procedures for protecting and enforcing the asset lock” after receiving complaints from its members that breaches were not being properly investigated.

A single and largely centralised body will never meet the need for a regulatory body to oversee an increasingly diverse sector.

» Hodge moots 'bonfire' of the Charity Commission

Heading down the CIO route

Lucy Rhodes is a young trustee in search of the right legal structure for a new social enterprise.

Serco seeks help from social enterprise to run healthcare contract

Outsourcing company Serco has signed a deal with a social enterprise to help it run a healthcare service in Suffolk.

Stephen Lloyd, partner and senior counsel, BWB

Charities must practice ‘governance for growth’ and not be afraid of being more commercial, says Stephen Lloyd.

Sector warns social investment relief excludes social companies and large charities

Social Enterprise UK has raised concern that the new social investment tax relief will exclude companies limited by guarantee with a social mission, but the CIC Association argues it only costs £15 to convert to a CIC structure, which is eligible for the relief.

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