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Community Energy Scotland - Case Studies
CES
Date: 28th Oct 2011

Read about communities who have already opted for and installed renewable energy systems into their community buildings, as well as those who are in the process of doing so. 

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Notice of Meeting of Social Enterprise Members to consider changing organisation name to "Social Enterprise Scotland"
Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition
Date: 28th Oct 2011

Notice of General Meeting of Social Enterprise Members of the Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition, to consider changing our name to “Social Enterprise Scotland”

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Appendix - Background to the Voluntary Code of Practice for Social Enterprise
Senscot
Date: 28th Oct 2011

 Appendix - Background to the Voluntary Code of Practice for Social Enterprise

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Hurd hints at legal definition for social enterprise
Civil Society
Date: 28th Oct 2011

Former Communities Secretary Hazel Blears MP has called for a legal definition for social enterprises, while minister for civil society Nick Hurd has conceded that such a definition may be required.

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A Voluntary Code of Practice for Social Enterprises
Senscot
Date: 28th Oct 2011

 A Voluntary Code of Practice for Social Enterprises.

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Highlands and Islands Food and Drink Awards winners
BBC News
Date: 27th Oct 2011

A cafe opened in Inverness to provide work and training for 14 young people has won an honour in the Highlands and Islands Food and Drink Awards.

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Standards of governance and financial management
By EVH, GWSF & SHARE (Extract section 2)
Date: 27th Oct 2011

Too much detail, too much prescription. SHR’s six high level Regulatory Standards on governance and financial management are sensible and clear. But the guidance accompanying the standards is in many respects too detailed and too prescriptive. 

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Social Enterprise Exchange
Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition
Date: 27th Oct 2011

Social Enterprise UK and the Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition (SSEC) have joined forces to host what will be the world’s biggest social enterprise event. 

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Scrapping cars for charity puts UK company on global stage
By Chris Knapman, The Telegraph
Date: 27th Oct 2011

A UK company has made it to the final 12 of a global competition to find the world’s most effective social enterprise. A company that raises money for charity by scrapping or selling unwanted cars has been named as the only UK finalist in the BBC World Challenge 2011.

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Islington leads way in bid for equality in pay levels
Peter Dominiczak, London Evening Standard
Date: 27th Oct 2011

A London council today became the first town hall in the capital to pledge that its highest-paid employee will earn no more that 10 times that of its lowest-paid worker.

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Enterprise Growth Fund
The Wise Group
Date: 19th Oct 2011

The Enterprise Growth Fund is a Scottish Government Fund. The Fund aims to make strategic investments in ambitious and enterprising third sector organisations across Scotland enabling them to develop, grow and become more sustainable.

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Press Release: Social Enterprise Mark Company Ownership Changes Announced
Social Enterprise Mark Company
Date: 6th Oct 2011

Social Enterprise Mark Company ownership changes announced. Rise and Social Enterprise UK, who have to-date run the Social Enterprise Mark Company as a joint venture, today announced changes to its ownership. Rise will now become the sole shareholder, while Social Enterprise UK will continue to support the Mark Company through promoting the Mark nationally

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Big Society Capital to Attract 3bn in Social Investment by 2015
Civil Society, by Vibeka Mair
Date: 6th Oct 2011

Big Society Capital will bring in £3bn in social investment by 2015, according to its chief executive Nick O'Donohoe.
 

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Senscot Seminar
by Geof Cox
Date: 6th Oct 2011

I live just south of the Scottish border, but despite this, and frequent visits to Edinburgh for family reasons, I rarely work in Scotland.  It was therefore a rare treat to be asked to speak at the recent Senscot Conference/AGM.

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Progress on dormant bank accounts
Scottish Government
Date: 6th Oct 2011

The distribution of millions of pounds from dormant bank accounts to third sector organisations in Scotland is a stage closer.

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Gerry Hassan: Blind hatred of Toryism ruins any scope for debate
The Scotsman
Date: 5th Oct 2011

The Conservatives believe in their version of Britain, and like them or loathe them, one cannot just dismiss them.

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Community Led Regeneration Needs Investment
by Scottish Community Alliance
Date: 5th Oct 2011

The Scottish Government acknowledges that current approaches to regeneration have either failed to deliver the desired outcomes or are now severely impaired due to the fundamentally changed economic circumstances within which regeneration has to take place.

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CEiS Annual Conference Report
CEiS
Date: 5th Oct 2011

The CEiS Annual Conference brought together 220 social enterprise leaders, practitioners, supporters and policy makers to deliver a programme to challenge and inform you, and to allow you to network with colleagues from across the social enterprise sector.

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