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Senscot Blog: The reality behind the Social Enterprise Census 2017 figures
Senscot
Date: 2017-09-21

The coverage given to the Scottish SE Census 2017 was inevitable and welcome; having a second, comprehensive data set about this growing sector presents the first real opportunity to understand emerging trends and paint an accurate picture of Scotland’s social economy.

What was also inevitable but less welcome, however, was the spin put on its findings from some quarters – at the expense of the some of the realities of the SE community in Scotland.

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Ministerial statement on homelessness
Scottish Government
Date: 2017-09-20

Presiding Officer, thank you for the opportunity to set out our ambitious plans to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping.

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Tax derelict land to tackle housing crisis, finds Scottish Greens report
Scottish Housing News
Date: 2017-09-19

Giving local councils the power to tax the 20,000 football pitches’ worth of vacant and derelict land in Scotland could generate £200 million a year to build affordable homes and tackle the housing crisis, according to research by the Scottish Greens.

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New social security agency to create 1,500 jobs in Dundee and Glasgow
BBC News
Date: 2017-09-19

 

Scotland's new social security agency will have its headquarters in Dundee, the first minister has confirmed.
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Scotland is setting forth on a progressive course to tackle the big issues …
The National, by Lesley Riddoch
Date: 2017-09-13

It's a tale of two governments. In Scotland, the Scottish Government’s rolling out a programme that tackles all the biggies – climate change, poverty and economic stagnation.

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Recruitment agency Cordant morphs into social enterprise
The Guardian, by Rob Davies
Date: 2017-09-12

One of the UK’s largest recruitment firms is to tear up its 60-year-old structure and become a “social enterprise” with a pay cap and profit-sharing plan, in a move the family who own the company hope will inspire others businesses to follow suit.

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Nicola Sturgeon announces funding of Universal Basic Income trials
The Scotsman, by Ross McCafferty
Date: 2017-09-07

 

The Scottish Government will fund research into the concept of providing all citizens with a Universal Basic Income, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announed yesterday. 
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Evidence against Murdoch bid for Sky is growing
The Guardian, by Ed Miliband
Date: 2017-09-07

Ed Miliband has claimed that evidence against the Murdochs being allowed to take full control of Sky is growing, and there is an “overwhelming” case for the government to launch a full investigation into how the proposed deal would affect broadcasting standards in the UK.

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Poverty, illness, homelessness – no wonder McDonald’s UK workers are going on strike
The Guardian, by Aditya Chakrabortty
Date: 2017-09-06

Treat this as a story about a giant company, if you want, or about an entire rotten system.

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Labour will transform Scotland
Sunday Mail, by Jeremy Corbyn
Date: 2017-08-23

Scotland is a great country, but its people are being held back. Too many are barely getting by, without the chance to live their lives to the full, while an elite few across Britain get richer and richer.

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