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Bulletin Articles
31st May 2006

Taking care of cleaners: Living Wage in the 3rd Sector

Taking care of cleaners: Living Wage in the 3rd Sector 17.05.06 Letter from UnLtd I am writing to introduce you to one of UnLtd's most exceptional young social entrepreneurs, Matthew Bolton, and intro…
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Bulletin Articles
30th May 2006

Small business equity-finance funds launched

Small business equity-finance funds launched 29.05.06 The government has announced the creation of two new Enterprise Capital Funds (ECFs) with a combined value of £40 million to boost investment in …
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Bulletin Articles
29th May 2006

UnLtd announces appointment of new Chief Executive

UnLtd announces apointment of new Chief Executive 29.05.06 UnLtd, the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs, is pleased to announce the appointment of Cliff Prior as its new Chief Executive. Mr Prior wi…
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Bulletin Articles
29th May 2006

Asset-owning regeneration companies mooted

Asset-owning regeneration companies mooted  Ben Walker Regeneration & Renewal26.05.06 A new form of asset-owning regeneration company could feature in the upcoming local government white pap…
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Bulletin Articles
29th May 2006

Micro energy scheme wins extra funding

Micro energy scheme wins extra funding  Planning magazine26.05.06 An extra £3 million is to be ploughed into a fund supporting domestic and community renewable energy schemes over the next two …
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Bulletin Articles
29th May 2006

Credit unions win banking services

Credit unions win banking services  Regeneration & Renewal26.05.06 Members of eight credit unions will soon be able to use banking services previously only available to those with mainstream…
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Bulletin Articles
26th May 2006

A vision of 2016: a lonely and unhealthy nation

A vision of 2016: a lonely and unhealthy nation  Douglas Fraser Herald 23.05.06   Almost one in five Scots will be living alone within a decade, according to Scottish Executive research bein…
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Bulletin Articles
26th May 2006

5% of UK firms are social enterprises

5% of UK firms are social enterprises 26.05.06 The social enterprise sector represents five per cent of all businesses with employees in the UK, according to figures published last week. The statistic…
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Senscot Bulletin
26th May 2006

Senscot Bulletin: 26-05-2006

Dear members and friends, Almost exactly twenty years ago I became mentally ill. Nervous breakdown tends to bring us back to feelings we experienced in the childhood trauma which left us damaged. I fe…
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Bulletin Articles
26th May 2006

Queen’s Market ‘beats Asda store’

Queen’s Market ‘beats Asda store'  Samantha Thorp Regeneration & Renewal26.05.06 Queen's Market in east London has a more beneficial economic impact than would be created by an Asda stor…
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Bulletin Articles
26th May 2006

So just how radical is Kelly’s new brief?

So just how radical is Kelly's new brief?    Laurence Demarco Regeneration & Renewal 26.05.05     Now that Ruth Kelly has taken over responsibility for David Miliband's import…
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Bulletin Articles
25th May 2006

My story: Building dreams in property

My story: Building dreams in property Updated: 24 May 2006 By BBC Action Network team   Campaigner Richard Clarke  Richard Clarke is helping people to get on the housing ladder in Etwall in …