10 Mar 2014
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.
Treasury has today announced that it will publish a road map for social investment in 2014; and introduce two social investment tax reliefs, for social enterprises and social impact bonds.
Skidz, a charity which trains disadvantaged young people in motor mechanics, has taken its first foray into enterprise, launching a number plate business.
Charities should welcome the proliferation of non-charitable social enterprises because growth in the social enterprise market is the only way to combat the takeover of public services by corporates, according to charity lawyer Stephen Lloyd.
Surely it's for each organisation to decide whether contract delivery fits with their ethos and business model.
Robert Ashton is aghast at the recent behaviour of a mentee’s local CVS.
Cliff Prior, chief executive of UnLtd and former chief executive of Rethink, has said there is an “inexorable trend” towards charities valuing enterprise skills above fundraising skills.
Channel 4 a social enterprise? It might sound unlikely, but Vibeka Mair finds it's not so far-fetched.