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Social enterprise ‘has huge potential to grow’
Third Sector, Regeneration
Date: 26th Mar 2004
There is huge potential for growth in the social enterprise sector, the first survey to measure the level of UK social entrepreneurship predicted this week. ...more

Crime and inequality climb with economy
Senscot
Date: 25th Mar 2004
UK crime and inequality have soared in tandem with economic growth, says a study released in advance of the latest Budget. ...more

Co-ops can safeguard care homes
Social Enterprise magazine
Date: 19th Mar 2004
Care home owners are being encouraged to become co-operatives in a bid to reduce the number of privately run homes that are forced to close down. ...more

Cafédirect share issue soars past £1 m mark
Social Enterprise magazine
Date: 19th Mar 2004
The highest-profile 'ethical share issue' yet for a social enterprise has already raised more than £lm, barely a month after opening. ...more

Scottish Enterprise chief faces rift on social inclusion
Herald
Date: 18th Mar 2004
Jack Perry's wish to offload SE's social inclusion responsibilities is opposed by some in the network and raises a big question about who would take them over, a source close to Jim Wallace, enterprise minister, said yesterday....more

Gigha Now Debt-Free
Senscot
Date: 15th Mar 2004

Gigha's islanders celebrate today because, as of 1pm this afternoon, they officially pay back £1m to the Scottish Land Fund, thus making the Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust debt free.

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Lottery aids island communities’ autonomy efforts
Senscot
Date: 14th Mar 2004
Efforts by three Scottish island communities to gain autonomy from wealthy landlords were boosted this week by financial backing from the National Lottery....more

Scottish start-up numbers decline
Senscot
Date: 10th Mar 2004
The number of business start-ups in Scotland fell for the second quarter running in the closing months of 2003, figures from the committee of Scottish clearing bankers showed yesterday....more

Community Right to Buy extended
Senscot
Date: 10th Mar 2004

Communities within an extra 117 settlements throughout Scotland will be able to benefit from the Community Right to Buy, Deputy Rural Development Minister Allan Wilson announced yesterday.

 

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Britain – a nation divided by poverty
Senscot
Date: 9th Mar 2004
UK ranked as having close to the worst regional inequality in the industrialised world – second only to Mexico...more

New Champion for Child Poverty Action
Senscot
Date: 5th Mar 2004
John Dickie has been appointed head of Scotland operations for the Child Poverty Action Group....more

Violence against women world campaign
Senscot
Date: 5th Mar 2004
Women's organisations across Scotland have welcomed today's launch of Amnesty International's new campaign to stop violence against women....more

Proposals could benefit Scottish renewables
Senscot
Date: 2nd Mar 2004
Deputy Enterprise Minister Lewis Macdonald today welcomed progress in implementing proposals to benefit Scottish renewables developers....more
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