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Social Enterprise - a mouthpiece for Britain’s New Colonialism
by Les Huckfield
Date: 26th Jun 2014

How to Deliver Public Services ‘on the cheap’ - Britain’s Export to the World

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The NHS is loved and efficient, so why the obsession with reform?
The Guardian, by Will Hutton
Date: 26th Jun 2014

The cheapest but best health care system in the world can only suffer when profits come first

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Enterprise and Collaboration
Sport Marketing Network, Sport Wales & VI-Ability
Date: 26th Jun 2014

A one-day event focussing on how Welsh community sports providers can meet the challenges and benefit from new opportunities created by changes in people's lives, the political landscape and the economic situation

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What will a statutory power of social investment mean for charities?
Civil Society
Date: 26th Jun 2014

The Law Commission recently proposed a statutory power to make it easier for charities to carry out social investment. Luke Fletcher examines some of the things it will allow charities to do.

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'New charities should prove they are needed before being registered'
Civil Society
Date: 26th Jun 2014

Lesley-Anne Alexander, chief executive of RNIB and chair of Acevo, has suggested that the Charity Commission “raise the barriers to entry” and require people registering a new charity to research other charities already working in that area to avoid duplication. 

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The Order on the Other Side of Chaos
by Margaret Wheatley
Date: 26th Jun 2014

I use the word "chaos" to describe those times in an organization when people are confused, don't know what to do, and feel overwhelmed by information that they can't make sense of.

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Analysis: We need to talk about Wings over Scotland
STV News
Date: 26th Jun 2014

 There are three questions guaranteed to start an argument in a Scottish newsroom: 1) How much do you get paid? 2) Is there an apostrophe in St Andrews? 3) Is Rod Stewart Scottish?

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Glasgow unveils bike hire scheme at 31 city locations
BBC
Date: 26th Jun 2014

A £600,000 initiative to offer 400 bikes for hire at 31 locations across Glasgow has been launched.

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Investment Priority - an extract from ESF 2014-20 Operational Programme
Scottish Government
Date: 19th Jun 2014
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Social Enterprise Policy & Practice
CEIS
Date: 19th Jun 2014

Social Enterprise Policy & Practice - Scotland’s Annual Conference: 3rd September, Radisson Blu, Glasgow

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Charities defend their independence against Westminster ‘interference’
Third Force News, by Graham Martin
Date: 19th Jun 2014

A coalition of charities has responded to alleged attempts by the Westminster government to clamp down on campaigning.

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Francis: a pitch-perfect Pope
Financial Times, By Simon Kuper
Date: 19th Jun 2014

Any virgin bachelor leading 1.2 billion people will struggle to seem a regular guy. Day by day, football helps.

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David Marquand: Mammon's Kingdom
Herald Scotland, By Ian Bell
Date: 19th Jun 2014
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Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) Roundtable
Social Investment Scotland and Impact Arts
Date: 19th Jun 2014
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If cigarettes kill, why do tobacco giants still wield so much power?
The Guardian, By Peter Taylor
Date: 19th Jun 2014

The industry now claims to be more socially responsible, yet it is suing countries around the world that try to introduce plain packaging.

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Q & A with Bob Holman: Leading by example in the fight against inequality
New Start
Date: 19th Jun 2014

Bob Holman gave up an affluent lifestyle to live and work alongside the disadvantaged of British society. Since the 1980s he has lived in Easterhouse in Glasgow, where he co-founded a neighbourhood charity, Fare. Now 78, he rails against the austerity measures that are leading to ever rising inequality and believes that Scottish independence is the only hope for a more socially democratic UK

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Scottish independence: Expert view on post-Yes constitutional plans
BBC News
Date: 19th Jun 2014

The Scottish government has set out its plans for a written constitution if people in Scotland vote for independence. Here, Prof Michael Keating, project director of the Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change, offers his analysis.

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30 year study shows social ventures more likely to survive than PLCs
Guardian Professional, By Abbie Rumbold
Date: 12th Jun 2014

Research shatters the myth that social enterprises are more likely to fail than traditional start ups.

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London outraged over spikes in the ground to deter homeless people
London Loves Business
Date: 12th Jun 2014

Metal spikes used to deter homeless people from sleeping outside buildings have provoked anger among Londoners.

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Scots Land Reform Bill to be brought forward by government
BBC News
Date: 12th Jun 2014

The Scottish government has said that it will bring forward a Land Reform Bill before the end of the current term of the Scottish Parliament.

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The Declaration of Calton Hill
The Scottish Socialist Party
Date: 12th Jun 2014

We the undersigned call for an independent Scottish republic built on the principles of liberty, equality, diversity and solidarity.

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Why is Glasgow the UK’s sickest city?
BBC News, By Lucy Ash
Date: 12th Jun 2014

Babies born in Glasgow are expected to live the shortest lives of any in Britain. One in four Glaswegian men won't reach their 65th birthday. What is behind the "Glasgow Effect" and can it be prevented?

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Food banks 'stain on national conscience'
BBC News
Date: 12th Jun 2014

The need for food banks is a "stain on our national conscience", according to a new charity report.

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Minister addresses Community Land Scotland Conference
Andy Wightman
Date: 12th Jun 2014

On 7 June  2014, the Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Paul Wheelhouse MSP, addressed the Annual Conference of Community Land Scotland at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig on the Isle of Skye.

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The slow beat of the charming Edinburgh trams
Scottish Review, By Gillean Somerville-Arjat
Date: 12th Jun 2014

The first thing that strikes you about the new Edinburgh tram is its distinctive clanking bell.

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Land Reform Review Group report – a golden opportunity
SCVO
Date: 12th Jun 2014

This briefing has been prepared by the Scottish Community Alliance, Community Woodlands Association, Development Trusts Association Scotland, Community Land Scotland, and Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.

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Recovery assistance for the struggling social enterprise
Just Enterprise
Date: 12th Jun 2014

Experience confirms the growing numbers of Third Sector organisations in financial difficulties are typified by a common delay in remedial action and the inevitable rush towards urgent recovery plans. Our Business Recovery service is designed to address the issue at an early stage by providing specialist support to review options for recovery.

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Massive Boost for Third Sector Businesses
Just Enterprise
Date: 5th Jun 2014

Massive boost for third sector businesses as Just Enterprise programme receives renewed government support.

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Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland launches new strategy
Civil Society Fundraising, by Jenna Pudelek
Date: 5th Jun 2014

Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland has launched a three-year strategy that includes a new focus on working with communities in underfunded “cold spots” and setting up a social enterprise to support other funders.

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New E-Mag and Conference
Supporters Direct Scotland
Date: 5th Jun 2014
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Social Enterprise Academy - 10 years of learning
Social Enterprise Academy
Date: 5th Jun 2014
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In Sweden, human darkness is confronted by the arts not the church
The Guardian, By Giles Fraser
Date: 5th Jun 2014

If the church is to survive, it doesn't need to be nice – it must address the big existential questions of sin and death.

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Citizen's Assembly
National Council for Scotland
Date: 5th Jun 2014

A proposal for a National Council for Scotland... in the event of negotiations for independence or potentially to agree more powers for the Scottish Parliament in the event of a No vote.

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Shorter working week, an expanded welfare state ... and higher taxes. Common Weal's manifesto for a better country
Herald Scotland
Date: 5th Jun 2014

The most comprehensive blueprint ever devised for a new country is published today in the hope an independent Scotland can leave behind the UK's low-pay, low-skill economic model and the multiple social ills associated with it.

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