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Social Impact Bonds: The Tomorrow Project and Scotland’s Futures Forum
Lisa Barclay
Date: 25th Nov 2010

This seminar aimed to explain what social impact bonds are and how they work, identify policy areas where they can be useful – with practical preventative spend examples explore the impact that social impact bonds can have.

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Stiglitz, Sen, and Sarkozy propose alternatives to GDP
Karl Bakeman
Date: 25th Nov 2010

In 2008, the French government created the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress. The commission, chaired by Joe Stiglitz, are searching for alternatives to GDP

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Grameen Shakti for Renewable Energies
I-SiS
Date: 25th Nov 2010

 A not-for-profit social enterprise that empowers and enriches rural communities in Bangladesh through providing renewable energies, setting an example for the world Dr. Mae-Wan Ho

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Social value bill enters committee stage after backing from MPs
Vibeka Mair, Civil Society
Date: 25th Nov 2010

 MPs have voted in favour of legislation that will require all public sector contracts to deliver positive social, economic and environmental outcomes.

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You're hired: white van man and the real apprentices
Ian Jack, The Guardian
Date: 24th Nov 2010

 A work scheme for school-leavers is tackling 'the deadness at the heart of so many young men' – and having remarkable success

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Interview: Alex Neil
Regeneration & Renewal
Date: 24th Nov 2010

 To help his country's regeneration programme through the financial squeeze, the Scottish communities minister is having to find new funding sources, says Adam Branson.

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Equality Act: Class action
Editorial, The Guardian
Date: 24th Nov 2010

Theresa May dismissed the act as 'socialism in one clause'. In fact, it was a moderate and sensible effort to provide exactly the 'framework for equality' she claims she wants

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Equality Act: Class action
Editorial, The Guardian
Date: 24th Nov 2010

Theresa May dismissed the act as 'socialism in one clause'. In fact, it was a moderate and sensible effort to provide exactly the 'framework for equality' she claims she wants

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Alan Rusbridger warns of 'chilling effect' of News Corp's bid for BSkyB
Dan Sabbagh, The Guardian
Date: 24th Nov 2010

Guardian editor-in-chief argues that no individual or organisation should be allowed 'that much power'

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Scotland’s Spending Plans and Draft Budget 2011-12
Scottish Government
Date: 19th Nov 2010

The Third Sector budget seeks to secure the development of an innovative, sustainable and inclusive third sector, supporting communities to be more cohesive and contributing to high quality public services and raised economic growth. The budget also supports active citizenship, including volunteering, and a series of strategic partnerships with national third sector organisations aimed at building third sector capacity.

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The first five years of OSCR
Third Sector
Date: 17th Nov 2010

 Martin Tyson, the Scottish charity regulator's head of charity services, says one concern has been private benefit

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Killing the alcohol bill will cost lives – and Labour votes
Iain Macwhirter, The Herald
Date: 16th Nov 2010

The people’s bevvy has been saved from the clutches of the killjoy Nats and their minimum pricing legislation. Neck your Buckfast with pride. Toast the future with White Lightning. Cheap drink will remain cheap. It may take away our lives, but they cannot take away our booze.

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How the coalition can really help the economy: breaking down procurement barriers for SMEs and social enterprise
Tim Williams Blog
Date: 16th Nov 2010
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Scots land rights to be extended to England
David Maddox, Westminster Editor, Scotsman
Date: 16th Nov 2010

A SCOTTISH-style right to buy land will be extended to communities in England under radical proposals to turn Britain into an "asset-owning democracy" being endorsed by the coalition government.

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Credit unions welcome Post Office plans
Association of British Credit Unions
Date: 16th Nov 2010

ABCUL – the Association of British Credit Unions – has welcomed the policy statement from The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) on its plans to secure the long term future of the Post Office.

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For “social enterprise” read “sell-off”
http://insideoutswansea.blogspot.com
Date: 16th Nov 2010

Last month, the cabinet member for Social Services at Swansea Council presented a report seeking approval to develop a business case fro providing adult social care through the medium of a social enterprise.

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Co-op bank moves charity work into Scotland
Stephen Bain, Civil Society
Date: 16th Nov 2010

The Co-Operative Bank has expanded its charity and social enterprise operations into Scotland.

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Social Enterprise Network on Guardian online

Date: 16th Nov 2010

Guardian Professional Networks are our exciting new community sites, where we bring together advice, insight and best practice from professionals with the best expertise and analysis from our in-house team. So far, we have communities for senior public management, local government, healthcare, corporate sustainability and social enterprise.

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You've Got To Laugh – musings in sunlight and shadow by Laurence Demarco
Laurence Demarco
Date: 16th Nov 2010

The book's origin as a series of columns means that the narrative is episodic, and it's only as you get further into the book that the life story begins to knit together. Direct references to his working life are few, but it does paint a vivid portrait of the passions, fears and principles that motivate a prominent social entrepreneur.

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To Buy, to Bid, to Build
Steve Wyler and Phillp Blond
Date: 16th Nov 2010

Community Rights for an Asset Owning Democracy

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Old Maps & New Cultural Conference – Webcast

Date: 16th Nov 2010

Don’t worry if you missed the webcast, as videos from the conference will be available both at the Northings and HI-Arts websites

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Tender: Business Support to the Enterprising Third Sector
The Scottish Ministers acting through the Scottish Government
Date: 11th Nov 2010

The Scottish Ministers are seeking a Contractor to market and deliver business support and development services to the Enterprising Third Sector.

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Mini-councils will energise Scotland's communities
Lesley Riddoch, The Scotsman
Date: 11th Nov 2010

 WHAT do the Tories actually mean by localism? Scots may never know, since all things local are devolved. But maybe we should.

A bonfire of quangos and regional planning could knock local heads together in England, reintroduce common sense to public life and end a long history of top-down governance. Or it could create a free-for-all where the strongest local voice wins and a patchwork replaces national standards of social provision.
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Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition Launches Manifesto
SSEC
Date: 10th Nov 2010

 The Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition has launched its Manifesto for Social Enterprise in Scotland.

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Social Enterprise Bill
Social Enterprise Coalition
Date: 10th Nov 2010

 In July 2010, Chris White MP (Conservative Member for Warwick and Leamington) tabled a Private Members' Bill titled "Public Services (Social Enterprise and Social Value)".

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Scottish Third Sector Organisations offered property lifeline
PRESS RELEASE, Triodos
Date: 10th Nov 2010

 Charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises in Scotland are being offered a property lifeline by way of a new one-stop, full value loan package from Triodos Bank in partnership with Social Investment Scotland (SIS).

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Introducing resources, CRNS name change
CRNS
Date: 10th Nov 2010

 Change of name and new directions for the CRNS

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Life Changes
Big Lottery Find Scotland
Date: 4th Nov 2010

 Transforming the life chances of young people leaving care and improving the lives of older people with dementia and their careers

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Comment: Rail role for social enterprise would fit Big Society goals
Paul Salveson, Regen.net
Date: 4th Nov 2010

Railways haven't been viewed as fertile territory for community enterprise, but things might be starting to change. The Government is reviewing its policy on rail franchising, and there is growing interest in testing out 'micro-franchising' - an idea developed in the 1990s based on continental European experience, where small networks of local railways are franchised by a county or regional authority.

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Fund to target dementia groups and care leavers
Stephen Naysmith, The Herald
Date: 3rd Nov 2010

 Young people leaving care, people with dementia, and those who look after them are to be eligible for a share of £50 million from the Big Lottery Fund Scotland.

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Create Consortium says victory is imminent on the community allowance
David Ainsworth, Third Sector Online
Date: 3rd Nov 2010

 Campaign is 'confident' the Department for Work and Pensions will protect benefits for unemployed people who do part-time or short-term charity work

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Return to Babylon
Neal Ascherson, The Herald
Date: 3rd Nov 2010

 Could be the wrong snow up ahead, or brake failure on a gradient. But you wake out of your doze and suddenly recognise the stations passing the window. Hey, how did we get back here?

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Community Empowerment: Critical Perspectives from Scotland
Edited by Akwugo Emejulu and Mae Shaw
Date: 3rd Nov 2010

 Over the last 25 years, an increasing number of communities throughout the UK have established development trusts as a framework for community-led regeneration or as a means to address key community issues.

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Brewing Up Trouble
David Barsamian, The Sun
Date: 3rd Nov 2010

 Chip Berlet On The Tea Party And The Rise Of Right-Wing Populism

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