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What on earth is SEUK doing
Geof Cox
Date: 26th Sep 2013

The UK social enterprise movement has recently had to suffer the spectacle of a Regional Social Enterprise Partnership having to take Social Enterprise UK to court to get paid for work they had done on a Social Enterprise UK project.

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A third Scotland is emerging
Gerry Hassan, Scottish Review
Date: 25th Sep 2013

Two Scottish establishments facing one another – one the old Labour Scotland which has administered and dominated public life for the last 50 years; the other the newcomer on the block: the bright, shiny SNP establishment full of vigour and promise.

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Social enterprise: why are people talking about it so much?
Cliff Mills, Local Government Chronicle
Date: 25th Sep 2013

The main reason is that there is an increasingly urgent search for an alternative option, beyond the familiar choice between public and private ownership.

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Social enterprise: what does it mean, and where does it come from?
Cliff Mills, Local Government Chronicle
Date: 25th Sep 2013

The underlying concept of social enterprise spans a whole range of motivations, sectors and types of legal structure.

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Social enterprise? Check the label
Bill Jamieson, The Scotsman
Date: 20th Sep 2013

Social enterprises, it seems, are taking over the world.

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The Big Vote
Scottish Community Alliance
Date: 19th Sep 2013

The Big Vote grew out of a concern that the independence debate had become monopolised by politicians and was being conducted in increasingly aggressive tones that were alienating ordinary people and making the debate more difficult to engage with.

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Big Issue
John Bird
Date: 19th Sep 2013

John replies to last weeks bulletin.

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Extract from report by United Nations rapporteur Raquele Rolnik concerning the Gypsy Traveller community
UN rapporteur
Date: 18th Sep 2013
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HOUSING: Reporter highlights crisis
Alan Cole, Charity News Xperedon
Date: 18th Sep 2013

UN Rapporteur’s assessment of housing crisis in UK chimes with charities campaigns

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Feeding the Five Million: Big Changes Proposed by Enquiry
Nourish Scotland
Date: 12th Sep 2013

No need for food banks in the new Scotland was just one of the big changes flagged up by Nourish Scotland’s enquiry into our future food system, which took place at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh on 3rd and 4th September.

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Big Vote Website Launch
Scottish Community Alliance
Date: 12th Sep 2013

Speaking recently at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on the independence debate, broadcaster Andrew Marr expressed concern at what he feels has been the very aggressive tone in which some of it is being conducted.

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Community Energy at a glance
Scottish Community Alliance
Date: 12th Sep 2013

When the Scottish Government set a target of 500mw of electricity from community and locally owned renewable energy, we thought the days of feeding from the crumbs of the developers’ table were over. 

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Equality Statement Scottish Draft Budget 2014-2015
Scottish Government
Date: 12th Sep 2013

The Equality Budget Statement offers an equality impact assessment of proposed spending plans by ministerial portfolio

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Building an economy on gift and generosity
by Jonathan Dawson
Date: 12th Sep 2013

This post is part of a blog-series called Hunting Dancing Bears: The search for hope and innovation in a time of crisis

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Brookes admits to unease about social investment
Civil Society
Date: 12th Sep 2013

Paul Hamlyn Foundation chief executive Martin Brookes has admitted to harbouring personal doubts about social investment, suggesting there are ethical issues around it that the sector has yet to confront.

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A Green Manifesto
Resurgence
Date: 5th Sep 2013

Natalie Bennett, Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales, sets out her vision of a future good society.

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Independence Under Threat: The Voluntary Sector in 2013
Independence Panel
Date: 5th Sep 2013

This is the second of four annual assessments of the state of independence that the Panel expects to make over the five years of its work. 

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The Scottish Community Banking Trust (SCBT)
Senscot
Date: 5th Sep 2013

The starting point for these proposals is that the third sector has a ‘public good’ role in society which is informed by different values than the mainstream economy - and as such it requires a financial infrastructure that understands its needs, shares its principles and operates specifically in the service of its mission. 

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Edinburgh’s Social Enterprise Strategy out for Consultation
Edinburgh Compact
Date: 5th Sep 2013

A draft Social Enterprise Strategy for Edinburgh covering the years 2013 - 2018 has been published for consultation with all interested parties. Please do let us know what you think, using the means outlined below.

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Call for more support for social investment infrastructure
Civil Society, by Kirsty Weakley
Date: 4th Sep 2013

There are number of “tensions” in the social investment market that are causing confusion; and more investment is needed to build the necessary infrastructure to grow the market, according to a new report.

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Seamus Heaney obituary
The Guardian, by Neil Corcoran
Date: 4th Sep 2013

Irish poet and Nobel laureate whose lines of love and loss took inspiration from his childhood in Derry

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Pluralist Commonwealth
Resurgence Magazine, by Gar Alperovitz
Date: 4th Sep 2013

Gar Alperovitz explains why building a more democratic and community-sustaining economy is the big imperative of our time

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