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Common Weal
Common Weal
Date: 19th Dec 2013

Common Weal is an emerging movement which is developing a vision for economic and social development in Scotland.

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SURF Awards 2013
SURF
Date: 18th Dec 2013

Community Led Regeneration Category – Oban Phoenix Cinema

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The autumn statement will confirm the Tories as the enemies of public service
The Guardian, By Will Hutton
Date: 18th Dec 2013

Things will only get worse as the Conservatives cut yet more services. The public sector needs to fight back.

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Charities need money. But they also need principles
The Independent, By Dominic Nutt
Date: 12th Dec 2013

Bonus bonanzas, aggressive targets, Government cash and six-figure salaries. The high-flying life of a British banker? No. This is the UK charity sector in today’s new world.

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Feeding the Five Million: Conference Report
Nourish Scotland
Date: 12th Dec 2013

Nourish Scotland undertook a two day enquiry in September 2013 to explore how Scotland could feed all its people well and sustainably.

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Make Your Local News Work
Carnegie Trust, By Dave Boyle
Date: 12th Dec 2013

The decline in the number of distinct local newspaper titles serving a specific local need has been well documented. Many titles have closed – more than 240 between 2005 and 20121.

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David Cousland
Triodos
Date: 12th Dec 2013

“After 16 years with Triodos of which 10 have been spent in Scotland, David has decided it is an appropriate time to move on and take time to reflect before he takes on his next sustainable challenge.

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What will social enterprise look like in 2020?
British Council
Date: 12th Dec 2013

 It is 2013 and social enterprise has become a small but integral part of the world’s economy.

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Comic Relief money invested in arms and tobacco shares
BBC Panorama, By Declan Lawn
Date: 12th Dec 2013

Millions of pounds donated to Comic Relief have been invested in funds with shares in tobacco, alcohol and arms firms, BBC Panorama has learned.

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Calling all Social Enterprises
Ready for Business Consortium
Date: 11th Dec 2013

The Ready for Business consortium wishes to highlight the success of the Third Sector in winning contracts from the public sector, and in sharing examples of good practice in the way that the public sector is effectively commissioning and procuring services and products.

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David Simon: 'There are now two Americas. My country is a horror show'
The Observer, By David Simon
Date: 11th Dec 2013

The creator of The Wire, David Simon, delivered an impromptu speech about the divide between rich and poor in America at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas in Sydney, and how capitalism has lost sight of its social compact. This is an edited extract.

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New 11.5m fund will develop social investment in the north east of England
Third Sector Online, By David Ainsworth
Date: 11th Dec 2013

New £11.5m fund will develop social investment in the north east of England.

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Sector warns social investment relief excludes social companies and large charities
Civil Society Finance, By Vibeka Mair
Date: 11th Dec 2013

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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The battle to maintain co-operative values in the Co-op Group begins
The Guardian, By Andrew Bibby
Date: 5th Dec 2013

Andrew Bibby discusses whether the organisation will retain its core co-operative values following its recent leadership reform.

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THE SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP NETWORK PROJECT: The experience of consortia supporting growing enterprises in Italy
Sabina Bellione and Floriana Nappini, Consorzio LIGHT
Date: 5th Dec 2013

While the success elements already described have indeed represented a growth factor for social enterprises in Italy and in Lombardy, there is another very important factor that needs to be considered (and which is the subject of this paper) i.e. the ability of social enterprises to work together and create specific collaborative structures (such as consortia, networks etc.).

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Could an independent Scotland liberate all Britons?
The Guardian, By Neal Ascherson
Date: 4th Dec 2013

The Scotland being proposed by Salmond now is the Britain voted for by millions in 1997 – a moderate social democracy.

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Bruntsfield residents launch bid to grow support for community-owned greengrocer
The Guardian, By Andrew Torr
Date: 4th Dec 2013

The newly formed Community Benefit Society was set up by a group of volunteers - including residents, traders and, the Green Councillor for Meadows and Morningside, Melanie Main.

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Regulator against community control
Scottish Community Alliance
Date: 4th Dec 2013

Last Friday, Scotland’s community controlled housing associations held their conference in Glasgow. A really impressive gathering. 250 delegates, mainly tenants elected by their peers to run these organisations. But there seems to be a real problem with the Housing Regulator (not in attendance) who seems dead set against the whole culture and tradition of community controlled housing. It’s hard to fathom quite why. The evidence seems overwhelming. A new report - Beyond Bricks and Mortar - adds further weight.

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Date mooted for Comic Relief Panorama
Civil Society Finance, By Alice Sharman
Date: 3rd Dec 2013

An investigation by BBC Panorama into charities’ investments and executive pay, featuring Comic Relief and Save the Children, is likely to air next week, civilsociety.co.uk has learned.

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1m minibus fund for Scottish voluntary organisations
Civil Society Fundraising, By Kirsty Weakley
Date: 3rd Dec 2013

The Scottish government has launched a £1m fund for community organisations to buy new vehicles to either scale up transport services or replace older vehicles.

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Religion Without God by Ronald Dworkin review
The Guardian, By Jeremy Waldron
Date: 2nd Dec 2013

An energetic and engaging public intellectual, Dworkin's contribution to the philosophy of law was incomparable. In his final book, he tackled the idea of a secular sacredness.

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