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Just Banking Seminar
Friends of the Earth Scotland and the University of Edinburgh Economics Society
Date: 30th Mar 2012

Want to hear radical proposals for transforming the banking sector into one that serves the interests of society, supporting, rather than undermining social justice and sustainability?

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Common Cause Workshop: Values and Frames
Common Cause for Scotland
Date: 30th Mar 2012

Cultural values are central to ways each of us thinks about and responds to the problems facing communities and the world. 

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Scotland’s social enterprises seem to have it made
Third Sector, by David Ainsworth
Date: 30th Mar 2012

This year brought a new name for the annual Social Enterprise UK conference – the Social Enterprise Exchange – and a new venue – Glasgow.

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Preferred suppliers for the Employment Related Support Services Framework
Les Huckfield
Date: 29th Mar 2012

Department of Work and Pensions preferred contractors in Scotland and subcontractors and primes for the Work Programme in Scotland. 

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Launch of the Code
Laurence Demarco
Date: 29th Mar 2012

8 out of 10 people in Scotland vote for a left of centre party; it is hardly surprising therefore that taking soundings around the country over the past 4 years – we find an appetite for a definition of SE which differentiates it more clearly from private gain.

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New Award for great ideas that change the world - Press Release
The Melting Pot
Date: 29th Mar 2012

Scotland’s centre for social innovation launches Incubator Award Programme.

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Deloitte announces first 30 Social Innovation Pioneers
Civil Society, by Jonathan Last
Date: 29th Mar 2012

Business advisory firm Deloitte has selected the first 30 social enterprises for its Social Innovation Pioneers programme.

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Breaking the Grip of ‘Fantasy Island Britain’: Social Justice, Scotland and the UK
Gerry Hassan
Date: 29th Mar 2012

The Scottish independence debate has many dimensions, Scottish, English, British, European and global. It is also one that the insular London political class and media have only episodically covered the last forty years, being content to rest on ‘Braveheart’ and romantic, restless nationalist stereotypes.

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Teenagers scoop learning awards
The Berwickshire News, by Nan Macfarlane
Date: 29th Mar 2012

THREE Berwickshire teenagers have scooped top awards at this year’s Border-wide Adult Learner Awards.

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Budget 2012: reaction from social enterprise
The Guardian
Date: 22nd Mar 2012

A summary of the reaction from social enetrprise leaders to the 2012 budget

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Moral Hazards
New Statesman, by Dauid Marquand
Date: 22nd Mar 2012

The ideal of good capitalism is now in vogue.  Ed Miliband, Will Hutton, Vince Cable and Robert Skidelsky are all for it - some explicitly 

and others implicitly. On one level, this is hardly surprising: given a choice between good and bad capitalism, who but a pantomime villain would opt for the latter?
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Social Entrepreneur of the Year
The Community Channel
Date: 22nd Mar 2012

The Community Channel has just launched in partnership with The Sunday Times to find The Social Entrepreneur of the Year.  

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3rd Scottish Assembly for Tackling Poverty
The Poverty Alliance
Date: 22nd Mar 2012

This was the LIVE VIDEO coverage of the 3rd Scottish Assembly for Tackling Poverty, and took place on 15th and 16th March 2012, at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

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Co-operatives in Spain - Mondragon leads the way
The Guardian, by Andrew Bibby
Date: 22nd Mar 2012

The name of the small Basque town of Mondragon has, over the years, had something approaching talismanic status from British advocates of co-operative business looking for evidence to convince sceptics that coops really can work.

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Making the EU work for social business
The Guardian, by Dan Ridler
Date: 22nd Mar 2012

In November 2011, the European Union made its latest step towards recognising the value of social business by launching the Social Business Initiative, which could mark a turning point in how the union approaches this rapidly expanding sector.

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Edinburgh is Sleepwalking into a Cultural Disaster
Bright Green, by Harry Giles
Date: 22nd Mar 2012

The litany has become terribly familiar: La Belle Angele, the Big Red Door, the Lot, the Roxy Arthouse, the Forest Café, and now Cabaret Voltaire and the Bongo Club. 

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Decline and fall of the Old Firm
New Statesman, by Simon Kuper
Date: 22nd Mar 2012

What went wrong for the Bhoys and the Blues?

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Robert Burns' local pub saved by people power
Scotman.com
Date: 22nd Mar 2012

ONE of Scotland’s oldest and most historic inns, famous for its literary connections with the likes of Robert Burns and John Buchan, will reopen its doors to the public after six years.

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5 Glasgow CAB Offices to Close - 'A Shocking Blow' to the City
Citizens Advice Scotland
Date: 16th Mar 2012

The closure of 5 CAB offices in Glasgow on March 31st will be a shocking blow to the people of the city, says Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).

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Book Review of Leaving Alexandria by Richard Holloway
Harry Reid
Date: 15th Mar 2012

Richard Holloway, erstwhile Anglican priest and bishop, has written many books. The latest is his autobiography, and it may well be his best. The story of his life is told deftly and entertainingly.

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The Social Enterprise Exchange
CEiS
Date: 15th Mar 2012

The Social Enterprise Exchange is getting close to 1100 attendees- to celebrate this, we would like to give away a free entry to the world’s biggest social enterprise event

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The Shadow Government
By George Monbiot
Date: 15th Mar 2012

“From any single perspective”, Bertrand Russell said, “power always seems to be elsewhere”(1). This article is about one of those elsewheres. It is about the network of unelected committees, boards and commissions, operating below the public radar, through which governments pursue the aims which weren’t disclosed in their manifestos.

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Social Enterprise Clydebank/Erskine Print
The Herald Scotland/Paisley Daily Express
Date: 15th Mar 2012

A NEW recycling centre built with more than £2 million National Lottery and charitable funding has been left in limbo after the social enterprise company behind it went bust.

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Killing Social Enterprise Softly
Les Huckfield
Date: 15th Mar 2012

This Huckfield briefing – with apologies for its length and detail – shows that the dividing line between Social Enterprise, the wider Third Sector and private sector is becoming blurred, with the result that many looking on now find difficulty telling the difference.

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Young Start Fund
The Big Lottery
Date: 15th Mar 2012

A new fund aimed at unlocking the potential of Scotland’s children and young people has been launched by the Big Lottery Fund.

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Brian Wilson: Let’s hand the land to the people
The Scotsman
Date: 14th Mar 2012

FIFTEEN years ago, Scotland had the most inequitable distribution of land ownership in Europe – a state of affairs which engendered much political rhetoric accompanied by demands for action, usually in response to some particularly dubious transfer of ownership.

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Top 5 Regrets of The Dying
by Bronnie Ware
Date: 13th Mar 2012

For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives.

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Salmond and Murdoch: this friendship is bad for Scotland
The Herald Scotland, by Iain MacWhirter
Date: 8th Mar 2012

Why do political leaders, even in Scotland, worship at the tawdry court of The Sun king Rupert Murdoch? What do they think they'll gain?

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Social Business
Yunus Centre
Date: 8th Mar 2012

Social business is a cause-driven business. In a social business, the investors/owners can gradually recoup the money invested, but cannot take any dividend beyond that point.

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Open Source Democracy: Constitution for the people by the people
Public Policy Network
Date: 8th Mar 2012

This is a unique opportunity to listen to first hand testimony about one of the most remarkable processes of citizen participation of our time. If you are interested in democratic innovation and participatory politics, you will not want to miss this session about the current citizen-driven constitutional reform in Iceland.

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Out of Silence
Resurgence
Date: 8th Mar 2012

David Boyle explores the very mysterious 'other-worldly' source of ideas and creativity

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Gnarr – council revolutionaries from Iceland
Lesley Riddoch
Date: 8th Mar 2012

An interesting idea from Iceland -- reinvigorating local democracy by inspiring people to stand in the council elections in May. In 2010 Iceland's favorite stand up comedian 'Jon Gnarr' stood for the Reykjavik City Council elections, and to everyone's amazement got in.

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GSEN/Yunus Social Business Award
Glasgow Social Enterprise Network
Date: 7th Mar 2012

A new award has been created for open to any student at GCU – under graduate or post graduate. The Award will recognise the best concept for a social business.

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Job Opportunuity - Chief Executive of EVH
Social Enterprise Scotland
Date: 7th Mar 2012

Social Enterprise Scotland is the national membership organisation and collective voice for social enterprise and its supporters in Scotland. We are independent and membership is open to social enterprises, intermediaries, individuals and associates in Scotland.

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Mythologists of the Glen
The Guardian, by George Monbiot
Date: 7th Mar 2012

A report on deer in the Scottish Highlands is a sycophantic paean to Balmorality and landed power.

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Statistical Consultancy
Scottish Govt
Date: 6th Mar 2012

As part of programme of continuing professional development for statistical and analytical colleagues in the Scottish Government, we want to identify very short sharp projects (up to 10 person days) where statistical or analytical skills could make a difference to your organisation at no cost to you.

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A Voluntary Code of Practice for Social Enterprises Draft 6
Senscot
Date: 2nd Mar 2012

In 2002, the UK Govt published an ‘official’ definition of social enterprise (SE) which was also adopted in Scotland; The ensuing 10 years has seen a dramatic rise in the popularity of SE; a tide which no-one could have anticipated and shows no sign of turning.

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Impact Arts is recruiting for a new Chief Executive
Impact Arts
Date: 2nd Mar 2012

Impact Arts has grown since 1994 from a small business with humble beginnings into a national arts organisation which changes lives through the arts every day.

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The Tories have lost the public on health but not on welfare reform
The Observer, by Andrew Rawnsley
Date: 2nd Mar 2012

For this government, trouble comes in pairs. On health and on welfare, ministers have been battered in the week just gone and face further assault in the week just begun

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People and Communities Fund
Scottish Government
Date: 2nd Mar 2012

Building on the success of the Wider Role fund and recognising the important role that Registered Social Landlords ( RSLs) and other community groups like Development Trusts play in delivering change at a local level, we have developed the People and Communities Fund. This fund forms part of the overarching Regeneration Investment Fund

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Response to Consultation - Feedback
Regulation of Social Housing in Scotland
Date: 1st Mar 2012

There was strong support for our proposed regulatory standards. There were, however, some reservations about our proposal to develop a model code of conduct for governing body members.

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Message from Steve Wyler - Chief Executive of Locality
Steve Wyler
Date: 1st Mar 2012

At least Emma Harrison has had the decency to resign. Last week it was reported that A4e, the welfare-to-work company she set up, one of the prime contractors for the Work Programme, was being investigated for fraud.

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The Social Enterprise Exchange
Social Enterprise Scotland
Date: 1st Mar 2012

Final Countdown - Don't miss your opportunity to join the 1,000 delegates, from over 20 countries who have already booked up for the world's biggest social enterprise event!

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