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Social Enterprise in Dundee: A Report for Dundee City Council and DSEN
Social Value Lab
Date: 31st Oct 2014

A mapping study.

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Time for UnLtd to start limiting private gain
Toby Blume Blog
Date: 31st Oct 2014

Most readers will know of UnLtd, the foundation for social entrepreneurs that was set up in 2001 by a consortium of not- for-profit organisations to take over the Millennium Commission’s £100m endowment. 

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UK Partnership Agreement for ESIF 2014 - 2020
SCVO European Bulletin
Date: 30th Oct 2014

The European Commission has now adopted a Partnership Agreement with the United Kingdom setting down the strategy for the use of European Structural and Investment Funds throughout the country for the period 2014 - 2020.

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WINNERS OF SOCIAL ENTERPRISE AWARDS SCOTLAND 2014
Social Enterprise Scotland
Date: 30th Oct 2014

Social Enterprise Scotland announced the winners of the Social Enterprise Awards Scotland 2014, at a special lunch event in Edinburgh today.

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Social investment is a 'passing phase', says trustee of Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
Third Sector, By Susannah Birkwood
Date: 30th Oct 2014

'The public doesn't care - and nor do I,' says Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett, former chief executive of Marie Curie.

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Time for Unltd to start limiting private gain
Toby Blume Blog
Date: 30th Oct 2014

Most readers will know of UnLtd, the foundation for social entrepreneurs that was set up in 2001 by a consortium of not-for-profit organisations to take over the Millennium Commission’s £100m endowment.

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UnLtd is staying true to its mission
UnLtd
Date: 30th Oct 2014

UnLtd notes an article in Third Sector Online today, which is based on a critical press release from CAN and Senscot. The article refers in particular to our stewardship of the Millennium Awards Trust. The article includes some major inaccuracies and we wish to set out the facts.

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Councils need to stop trying to control everything and respect the community sector’s independence
Civil Society Governance, By Richard Bridge
Date: 30th Oct 2014

Richard Bridge examines the relationships between local authorities and community groups.

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My mistake cost my charity four members of staff and my pride
Guardian Professional , By Eugenie Teasely
Date: 30th Oct 2014

When her social enterprise folded, Eugenie Teasely was overwhelmed with shame and guilt – but, she recovered.

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Murphy is good and bad news for his party
Herald Scotland, By Iain Macwhirter
Date: 30th Oct 2014

Labour MP Jim Murphy is an immensely capable politician - industrious, combative and intelligent; a natural campaigner who turned the referendum into what was almost his own presidential campaign, with his 100-town tour on an Irn-Bru crate.

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Is social investment bad for the charity sector?
Civil Society Finance, By David Ainsworth
Date: 30th Oct 2014

In recent months senior figures in the world of charity have questioned whether social investment is good for the sector. David Ainsworth examines why this new field is facing a backlash.

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Good Money Week
SCRT by Pauline Hinchion
Date: 23rd Oct 2014

The financial crisis continues to rumble on seven years after it first hit and our poorest and most vulnerable people endure the impact of the ‘too big to fail’ banking bailouts by governments with an austerity regime that will carry on into the next Westminster parliament.

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A Social Entrepreneur's Chat Show 2014
The Melting Pot
Date: 23rd Oct 2014

For one night only three inspiring social entrepreneurs will candidly share their personal stories in front of a live studio audience - complete with camera crew and after-show drinks.

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OSCR guidance outlines strong right for charities to campaign
Civil Society, by Alice Sharman
Date: 23rd Oct 2014

Guidance released today by the Scottish charity regulator on political campaigning suggests charities should be allowed a strong right to campaign and confirms that Scottish charities can influence both central and local government.

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Civil society organisations across Europe are seeing their independence come under threat
Civil Society
Date: 23rd Oct 2014

Voluntary organisations across Europe are coming under pressure from governments not to campaign on issues, warns Heidi Sandberg.

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Diamonds in the Line
Leonard Cohen
Date: 23rd Oct 2014

Leonard Cohen once explained the meaning of the song as follows:

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Creating a Common Space
Common Weal
Date: 23rd Oct 2014
This extract from the commonweal site offers a view on how this new energy might converge.
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MOU between OSCR and the CIC Regulator
By OSCR and the CIC Regulator
Date: 23rd Oct 2014

This MOU between OSCR and the CIC Regulator is due for review.

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Social finance 'absolutely the wrong thing' for the sector says Children England CEO
Civil Society, be Emily Corfe
Date: 23rd Oct 2014

Social finance is "absolutely the wrong thing" for the voluntary sector, Children England chief executive, Kathy Evans said yesterday.

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Homeless World Cup - Chile 2014
Homeless World Cup
Date: 21st Oct 2014

The 12th annual Homeless World Cup tournament is being held in Santiago, Chile from 19th to 26th October 2014.

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Labour promises contracts open to charities and social enterprises only
Civil Society Finance, By David Ainsworth
Date: 16th Oct 2014

In a speech at an event on the future of social enterprise in public service delivery in London today, Onwurah, the MP for Newcastle upon Tyne Central (pictured), will promise that a Labour government would use new, more flexible EU procurement rules to support the sector.

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The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan – review
The Guardian , By Thomas Keneally
Date: 16th Oct 2014

Flanagan offers a rich insight into how the Burma railway claimed the lives of Australian PoWs, even after they had survived the camps.

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Boycott Workfare criticises charities over links to mandatory work activity
Civil Society Governance, By Alice Sharman
Date: 16th Oct 2014

Scope, Barnardo’s and the British Heart Foundation have all been criticised by campaign group Boycott Workfare after they were listed as being involved in programmes which require people to work for free or lose benefits.

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The sector risks becoming nothing but a voiceless and toothless instrument of a shrunken state
Civil Society Governance
Date: 16th Oct 2014

In the first of a series of articles on the future of the voluntary sector, published exclusively by Civil Society News in the lead up to a new book by Civil Exchange, Nicholas Deakin says the sector must fight to establish its own vision or risk becoming an arm of government.

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Press Release: Film is made for Govanhill Baths as they celebrate their 100 year anniversary
Frances Higson
Date: 16th Oct 2014

Film maker, Fran Higson is making a documentary film as a 100th birthday present for the Govanhill Baths. 

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Letter from John Swinney to Economy, Energy and Tourism Parliamentary Committee
John Swinney
Date: 15th Oct 2014
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Making social investment more social
Social Spider CIC
Date: 9th Oct 2014

The Alternative Commission on Social Investment is an initiative set-up to investigate what’s wrong with the UK social investment market and to make practical suggestions for how the market can be made more accessible and relevant to a wider range of charities, social enterprises and citizens working to bring about positive social change.

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Jesus wasn’t much taken with biological kith and kin - he said we’re all family
The Guardian, by Giles Fraser
Date: 9th Oct 2014

One of my parishioners comes to see me after church. She is a fragile-looking single mum with two children. Her husband left her more than a year ago and she doesn’t know where he is any more. 

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I'm starting to think that the Left might actually be right
The Telegraph, by Charles Moore
Date: 9th Oct 2014

What with the the phone-hacking scandal, the eurozone crisis and the US economic woes, the greedy few have left people disillusioned with our debased democracies.

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The Toll-Booth Economy
George Monbiot
Date: 9th Oct 2014

Corporate power is the real enemy within, but none of the major parties will confront it.

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Response to FOI request
The CIC Regulator
Date: 9th Oct 2014

The CIC Regulator has published the results of an FOI request about complaints in relation to CICs. The request asked for numbers of complaints and names of companies complained about. 

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Radical proposals to create 100 Scottish councils
The Herald Scotland, by Gerry Braiden
Date: 9th Oct 2014

Plans for the most radical overhaul of Scottish local government in decades, which could triple the number of councils and equip them with major tax-raising powers, have been unveiled.

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Life in a ‘degrowth’ economy, and why you might actually enjoy it
The Conversation, by Samuel Alexander
Date: 9th Oct 2014

What does genuine economic progress look like? The orthodox answer is that a bigger economy is always better, but this idea is increasingly strained by the knowledge that, on a finite planet, the economy can’t grow for ever.

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UK Social Entrepreneur of the Year finalist 2014
New Caledonian Woodlands
Date: 9th Oct 2014

One of 5 finalists from 181 entries, please support New Caledonian Woodlands by voting for us.

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Enterprise and Collaboration
Sports Marketing Network
Date: 8th Oct 2014

 Enterprise and Collaboration: The way forward for community sport in Scotland

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Background paper: Identity and Visibility
Roger Spear, CRU, Open University
Date: 8th Oct 2014

 The three case studies: relevance to policy and practices

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Letter from Smith Commission on devolving further powers to the Scottish Parliament
Smith Commission
Date: 3rd Oct 2014
Dear Martin, Thank you for your time earlier this week to discuss the Commission. I wanted to follow up our discussion with some further detail on my request for you to feed into our work.
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Labour in Scotland is dying. Does anybody care?
The Guardian, by Kevin McKenna
Date: 2nd Oct 2014

Preoccupied with their Westminster careers, the party’s newly ennobled grandees are busy condemning it to the twilight zone

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The Day after Judgement - Scotland and the UK After the Referendum
Prof Jim Gallagher
Date: 2nd Oct 2014

The referendum has been a time of decision, a day of judgement on the question of independence. It was a choice between two different futures for Scotland. A future as a separate state, or a future as a nation within a larger state, with increased devolved powers. Now that the choice has been made to remain in the UK, this pamphlet sets out what should happen next.

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No vote put the poor ‘back in their place’
Sunday Post, by Gordon Blackstock
Date: 2nd Oct 2014
Former chief medical officer claims most deprived areas are now left without a voice after independence rejected.
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An Introduction to Community Interest Companies
DTi, UK Government
Date: 2nd Oct 2014

A CIC may well be the vehicle for your social enterprise if: 

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Richard Branson’s ‘unlimited holiday’ sounds great - until you think about it
The Guardian, by Anne Perkins
Date: 2nd Oct 2014

Some Virgin employees can now take as much holiday as they like, but in an era of job insecurity, who wants to admit they won’t be missed?

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Hand to Mouth review - Linda Tirado's howl of protest about plight of the poor
The Guardian, by Emma Brockes
Date: 2nd Oct 2014

Poverty means bad jobs, bad credit and bad housing - but even worse is the assumption you aren't trying hard enough, as Tirado's angry, coruscating memoir proves

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Our Common Wealth of Food the Nourish Conference 2014
Nourish Scotland
Date: 1st Oct 2014

Nourish Conference 2014 – Book now: bookings close October 10th!

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