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£5m RBS loan fund to make ‘social impact’Posted by Helen Loveless
Helen Loveless, The Mail on Sunday
Date: 20th Oct 2011

SOCIAL enterprises, charities and community interest companies will be able to apply for finance from a £5 million business loan fund due to be launched tomorrow.

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Would a social enterprise by any other name smell as sweet?
Andrew Hind, Civil Society Finance
Date: 20th Oct 2011

 The nascent social investment market must not allow itself be misappropriated by companies masquerading as social enterprises, says Andrew Hind.

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Big society: ministers take an axe to the social enterprise bill
Patrick Butler, The Guardian
Date: 20th Oct 2011

Cuts-hit social enterprises and charities fear that government changes to proposed legislation could hamper their attempts to win more public service contracts

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Live the dream

Date: 20th Oct 2011

 Who hasn’t occasionally dreamt of escaping to the Good Life?  To have enough land to live off in a beautiful part of the country, an opportunity to build your own environmentally sustainable home within a community of like-minded people.

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EU should go all the way in supporting social enterprise
Social Enterprise
Date: 20th Oct 2011

 As the European Commission prepares to outline its policies supporting social business, Jonathan Bland warns that nice words of support – as important and welcome as they are – must be backed up by action to change the rules on procurement and give social enterprises a real chance to succeed

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Social Enterprise and Third Sector Interface Engagement

Date: 13th Oct 2011
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Social Enterprise Definition

Date: 13th Oct 2011

 Article 2a - Proposal for a "REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on a European Union Programme for Social Change and Innovation"(2014-2020)

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Social investment 'will be attractive to mainstream investors within five years'
David Ainsworth, Third Sector Online
Date: 13th Oct 2011

A report by the Social Investment Business says there is sufficient momentum for social investments to attract commercial investors by then

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Message from Steve Wyler, Locality

Date: 13th Oct 2011

 Over the last three weeks I have had the dubious pleasure of attending all three Party conferences. The mood at each of the three conferences was certainly different. Labour apologising for past mistakes, through clenched teeth. The LibDems squirming with the thrill of power. The Tories acting exceedingly benign and exceedingly authoritarian. 

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The 'big society' Work Programme (and other myths)
Patrick Butler, The Guardian
Date: 13th Oct 2011

 The government lauded the Work Programme as a "big society" boost for local charities. But evidence suggest large private corporations are the real winners.

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Velvet and Stone
Bella Caledonia
Date: 13th Oct 2011

 Interview with Neal Ascherson, journalist and historian, by Jamie Maxwell (@jamesmaxwell86).

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Pioneering wind-powered van helping pensioners
David Ross, Herald Scotland
Date: 12th Oct 2011

DELIVERING shopping, prescriptions and provisions to scores of pensioners and disabled people across a large area quickly racks up the mileage and is a huge drain on fuel.

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