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So farewell then, Sir Stephen

24 May 2016 | Gareth Jones

Sir Stephen Bubb’s work at Acevo is a reminder of why mergers are not always a good thing, says Gareth Jones.

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Social Enterprise UK accuses government of ‘watering down’ the definition of social businesses

Peter Holbrook, the chief executive umbrella body for social enterprises, Social Enterprise UK, has criticised the Cabinet Office for not including charities and social enterprises in the scope of its review on mission-led businesses.

Rob Wilson at the launch Credit: SEUK

Social Enterprise UK yesterday launched a challenge which aimed to encourage high profile businesses to spend £1bn with social enterprises by 2020.

Cabinet Office commissioning programme relaunched as social enterprise

A social enterprise has been awarded the contract to run the Cabinet Office Commissioning Academy, a leadership programme for public sector commissioners, minister Rob Wilson said yesterday.

Peter Holbrook

Almost three-quarters (74 per cent) of social enterprise leaders would vote for Britain to stay in the European Union, while 67 per cent would be worried about access to European social funds if Britain left, a survey has revealed.

Charity Finance was (and is) a truly proper read for anyone working in this industry. It was like Daniel himself - decent, informative, full of integrity and with a sprinkling of humour to lighten the load.

» Daniel Phelan: Publisher, editor, social entrepreneur, intellectual

Social Enterprise UK

Social enterprises are outperforming the wider economy in almost every area of business, according to research by Social Enterprise UK.

81 per cent of small and medium charities ‘struggling’ to survive, says survey

Just over 80 per cent of small and medium charities are struggling to obtain enough funding and a further 63 per cent are “seriously worried” about ongoing income, according to a report released by Lloyds Bank Foundation.

Adam Leeder, elected councillor for Ipswich Bourough Council and a BDO consultant

Although the Social Value Act is having a positive impact, Adam Leeder believes the government is right to decide against increasing its scope.

Charlie Wigglesworth

For all the opportunities the Social Value Act promises, there is little evidence it is helping charities and social enterprises win contracts, says Charlie Wigglesworth.

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