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Fund chief’s parting shot at CDFIs
Senscot
Date: 28th May 2004
One of the UK's leading pioneers of community finance announced his retirement this week and issued a parting warning that the fledgling industry could "wither on the vine" unless further public funding is found to nourish it....more

Poor suffer most from pollution
IPPR
Date: 28th May 2004
Environmentalists and political parties would secure wider public support if they were more effective at linking environmental issues to poverty and ill-health, according to the Institute for Public Policy Research (ippr). ...more

Business figureheads urge Scotland PLC to feel the need for speed
Scottish Enterprise
Date: 28th May 2004
Leading Scottish business figures have joined forces to issue a stark warning that companies not embracing broadband technology are severely damaging their business potential and competitive advantage.  ...more

Recycling facilities for Island households
Senscot
Date: 26th May 2004
Orkney, Shetland and Western Isles Councils are to receive multi-million pound funding to boost recycling....more

Row over Scottish Enterprise's social remit
Ken Symon and Noel Young
Date: 26th May 2004
The chiefs of Scotland’s two main economic development agencies are at odds over whether their remit should include social inclusion....more

Scottish Enterprise weighs 'orderly handover' of non-core activities
Terry Murden and Douglas Friedli
Date: 26th May 2004
Chief Executive rejoins debate over agency's responsibilities. ...more

Top social entrepreneur to join Jamie’s kitchen
New Start magazine
Date: 25th May 2004
Liam Black, chief executive of the Liverpool-based social enterprise FRC Group, is set to cause a stir in Jamie Oliver’s kitchen. ...more

Focus on Lone Parent Policies
TFN
Date: 21st May 2004
Parents from across Scotland meet at a conference 'Moving on Up' to give their views on whether Westminister and Holyrood will succeed in eradicating child poverty in 2020 and increasing the percentage of lone parents in work to 70% by 2010.  ...more

Enterprising Solutions Awards 2004: applications invited
Senscot
Date: 21st May 2004
The winner of Enterprising Solutions 04 will receive a cash prize of £10,000 with four runners-up receiving £5,000. All winners will also be offered a two day, all expenses-paid tailored enterprise programme by the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the Said Business School, Oxford. ...more

Whitehall ‘still not using social enterprise power’
Regeneration magazine
Date: 21st May 2004
Two years on from the publication of the Government's social enterprise strategy, key Whitehall departments are still failing to make efficient use of the sector, according to campaigners....more

Unison challenges Perry on social inclusion speech
Herald
Date: 20th May 2004
Public service union Unison is accusing Jack Perry, chief executive of Scottish Enterprise, of consigning those in the community who need most help "to the dustbin" with his speech last week questioning the agency's social inclusion role. ...more

Milburn: Let charities run public services
Senscot
Date: 7th May 2004
The running of some public services should be passed to charities if Labour wins a third term, Alan Milburn, a leading Blairite and former secretary of state for health, said yesterday. ...more

Anger as Blunkett arrives in Scotland
Senscot
Date: 7th May 2004
A storm of protest has arisen today on the visit by Home Secretary David Blunkett to help Jack McConnell launch the Executive's new Fresh Talent initiative. ...more

New rural think tank appoints head
Senscot
Date: 7th May 2004
John Bryden has been appointed director of the University of the Highlands and Islands PolicyWeb - a new think tank created to give the area a stronger voice in setting Scottish and UK Government policy. ...more

Capital's £2bn Housing Plan
Senscot
Date: 7th May 2004
Edinburgh City Council is to seek a transfer of its housing stock to a new community-led organisation and build 10,000 new affordable homes ...more

Scotland 'needs twice as many affordable homes'
Senscot
Date: 7th May 2004
Research from the Scottish Council for Single Homeless says only half the needed number of new affordable rented homes are being built each year...more

Blunkett hails voluntary sector fund
Senscot
Date: 6th May 2004
A £125m investment fund for voluntary organisations will change the way public services are delivered, the home secretary, David Blunkett, today told charity leaders....more

Charities may be asked to run ‘Cinderella’ public services
Sunday Times
Date: 2nd May 2004
Downing Street is considering plans to contract out a range of public services to charities as a key manifesto pledge for the election. ...more

Charities may be asked to run ‘Cinderella’ public services
Sunday Times
Date: 2nd May 2004
Downing Street is considering plans to contract out a range of public services to charities as a key manifesto pledge for the election. ...more
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