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Beyond banks, bonds and bailouts
Ed Mayo, The Guardian
Date: 30th Nov 2011
We have built an economy based on a financial house of cards of banks, bonds and bail-outs. The growth of community enterprises is one of the most striking responses, says Ed Mayo, secretary general of Co-operatives UK.
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Can social investment really take off?
Dan Corry
Date: 30th Nov 2011

Dan Corry, CEO of New Philanthropy Capital, looks at where social investment is heading and what sort of organisations are in the best position to take advantage of the opportunities

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Crime cash used to cut re-offending
Press Association
Date: 25th Nov 2011

An "innovative" scheme which helps offenders released from prison stay out of trouble is being funded with cash seized from criminals.

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Conference: Promoting Social Entrepreneurship in Europe
Scotland Europa
Date: 25th Nov 2011

In wake of the European Commission’s adoption of the Social Business Initiative (SBI) on 25 October 2011 a high]level conference was organised on The Social Economy in Brussels on 18 November.

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The Big Questions
New Lanark
Date: 24th Nov 2011

The Big Questions took place at the Social Enterprise Ceilidh at New Lanark Mill Hotel 17th & 18th November 2011

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A Voluntary Code of Practice for Social Enterprises - Draft 2
Senscot
Date: 24th Nov 2011
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Europe
The Guardian
Date: 24th Nov 2011

Deng Xiaoping, leader of China after the death of Chairman Mao, established special economic zones in the 80s to experiment with market-based principles in a country than was then cut off from the global economy and riddled with poverty.

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Community Radio Licences
Ofcom
Date: 24th Nov 2011

Ofcom, in accordance with section 104(1) of the Broadcasting Act 1990 (“the 1990 Act”) (as amended by the Communications Act 2003 and as modified by the Community Radio Order 2004 and further modified by the Community Radio (Amendment) Order 2010), invites applications for licences to provide community radio services in localities within Scotland.

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New Chair of Social Investment Panel Announced
Social Investment Scotland
Date: 23rd Nov 2011

Social Investment Scotland (SIS) is delighted to have secured the services of David Cook as Chair of the next Scottish Investment Fund (SIF) Panel

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Hugh Grant's 10 myths of tabloid journalism
By George Eaton, New Statesman
Date: 23rd Nov 2011

Hugh Grant was denied the opportunity to read out his full witness statement at the Leveson inquiry this afternoon. But towards the end of the session, he was given the chance to set out what he believes are "the 10 myths of the popular press".

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Start-up spark for Scottish entrepreneurs
BBC
Date: 23rd Nov 2011

Budding entrepreneurs are being given a free helping hand to develop their start-ups with the launch of Scotland's first business accelerator programme.

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Social enterprise gets Higher status
Third Force News
Date: 16th Nov 2011

SOCIAL enterprise is to be a core part of the Standard Grade and Higher Business Studies curriculum.

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Evidence - Participation - Change (EPIC)
Poverty Alliance
Date: 16th Nov 2011

Call for projects! Scottish Assembly for Tackling Poverty March 15th and 16th 2012

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Circle Health – the 'social enterprise' run by the world's hardest hedge fund managers
The Observer
Date: 16th Nov 2011

The private company about to take over an NHS hospital has a bold and innovative – if opaque – corporate structure. But don't confuse it with the John Lewis Partnership

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Glasgow’s ‘spiral of debt, poverty’
By Judith Duffy, The Herald Scotland
Date: 16th Nov 2011

About 50,000 people in Glasgow are trapped in a “spiral of debt and poverty” after borrowing from criminal loan sharks and legitimate financial companies charging sky-high interest rates, according to research.

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Why we should celebrate the death of PFI
By Jesse Norman, Telegraph
Date: 16th Nov 2011

The Private Finance Initiative's toxic legacy of debt proves there is a better way to improve Britain’s infrastructure.

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A Life Worth Living
Alan Sinclair
Date: 16th Nov 2011

When asked how we want to live as we grow older most Scottish people express a desire to remain at home, to be well-supported emotionally and socially by people we know and to be able to remain as independent as possible for as long as we
can.

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News from Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition
SSEC
Date: 16th Nov 2011

Tuesday 13 December - Cross-Party Group on Social Enterprise in The Scottish Parliament - 1pm to 2pm. This is Scotland's first ever Cross-Party Group on Social Enterprise in The Scottish Parliament

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Buy-outs Slow to a Halt
By Brian Wilson, West Highland Free Press
Date: 16th Nov 2011

Storas Uibhist will be marking its fifth anniversary as elected, community owners of South Uist Estate with a seminar which, characteristically, is more interested in looking forward to the next five years than basking in the successes that have already been achieved

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Firstport Statement

Date: 11th Nov 2011

New start support agency Firstport, approaches its five year anniversary with Karen McGregor taking on the role of Interim Director – last week Firstport announced current Executive Director Naomi Johnson is leaving to pursue new challenges.

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Parliament approves changes to Credit Unions Act 1979
Association of Britis Credit Unions Limited (ABCUL)
Date: 10th Nov 2011

Credit unions across Britain have welcomed news that Parliament has today (8th November) approved changes to legislation which will free up credit unions to reach many more members, including community groups and businesses

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Visit of Satish Kumar to Edinburgh

Date: 10th Nov 2011

 Organised by The Edinburgh International Centre for Spirituality and Peace

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Miller 'Cooks Up' Charitable Enterprises at Robert Gordon University Site
Miller Construction
Date: 9th Nov 2011

Miller Construction is delighted to announce a new partnership with Foyer Enterprise and CFINE, which will see the charities providing the on-site catering at the new £48m Robert Gordon University, Garthdee Campus.

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Alan Sinclair: Trying to fix the age-old problem of elderly care
Scotsman
Date: 9th Nov 2011

Growing old is part of everyday life, but how we personally and politically go about it is set to be the most critical issue in Scotland for the next four decades

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Holyrood ‘has failed’ in land reform bid
Scotsman
Date: 9th Nov 2011

SCOTLAND’S flagship land reform act has failed to spark an expected revolution in land ownership, according to a new analysis.

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Sustainable Scots Village Consultation
Green Building Press
Date: 9th Nov 2011

Kincluny Development Trust, a social enterprise formed in September, has just announced its first public consultation regarding Kincluny, Scotland’s very first sustainable village, inspired by the north-east housing shortage, intricate new technologies and a clear passion for social purpose.

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Pool Complex Saved
Ochil Leisure Enterprises (OLE)
Date: 9th Nov 2011

Ochil Leisure Enterprises (OLE) welcomes the cross party support for the amendment put forward by Councillor Donald Balsillie (SNP) for the assets of the Alva Pool Complex and parking to be transferred to OLE.

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New Statesman Leader
Rowan Williams
Date: 3rd Nov 2011

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has guest-edited the New Statesman in an edition published on 13th June 2011. The full text of his Leader, widely reported in the press, follows.

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A Greener Way to Work
All In Good Health
Date: 3rd Nov 2011

How NHS Health Scotland is leading the way in sustainable procurement. In the current ‘age of austerity’, there is perhaps more emphasis than ever before on getting ‘value for money’.  But what exactly does that mean?

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Retail Outlet Management Opportunity
ACE
Date: 3rd Nov 2011

Alloa Community Enterprise (ACE) was established in 1984 to provide supported employment and training opportunities and is now also helping low income families and individuals to create a more stable home life by supplying low cost furniture, other reuseable household items and bric a brac.

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Social Impact Bonds, the Debate: A smart proposition - or just wrong in principle?
Third Sector Magazine
Date: 3rd Nov 2011

FOR - Toby Eccles, development director of Social Finance, former investment banker & AGAINST - Laurence Demarco, co-founder of Senscot - the Scottish network for social entrepreneurs, a former community worker

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Triodos raises Social Impact Bond for new social enterprise
Charity Times, Andrew Holt
Date: 3rd Nov 2011

Ethical investment group Triodos Bank announced it has arranged the initial funding for Bristol Together, a social enterprise that supports a programme of job creation for ex-offenders in Bristol.

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Kandinsky in Govan
By Bella Caledonia
Date: 3rd Nov 2011

Opening Kandinsky in Govan: Art, Spirituality, and the Future, at the Pearce Institute, curator Alastair McIntosh cited Damien Hirst’s piece ‘For the Love of God’ as an example of the degenerate state of the contemporary art world. The piece, a cast of a human skull encrusted with over 8000 diamonds, cost £14 million to produce.

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Shown the door
The Herald Scotland, Stephen Naysmith
Date: 2nd Nov 2011

Volunteers with local social housing providrs are angry at a proposal to limit their service on boards and committees.

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Analysis: Can social impact bonds help to create a better society?
Third Sector
Date: 1st Nov 2011

Social impact bonds are being promoted as a new way to fund charities to tackle social problems. David Ainsworth examines how they work, how they will measure results and whether they will eventually be attractive to commercial investors.

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