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Since 2004, we have accumulated and curated an archive of over 12,000 news articles, comment pieces, academic research and newspaper editorials which relate to social enterprise in Scotland and further afield.

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Bulletin Articles
31st July 2007

Has OSCR misinterpreted the law?

Has OSCR misinterpreted the law?   Stephen Maxwell Third Force News 27.07.07     The publication by OSCR of its first review of charities automatically entered on the Register of Scott…
Senscot Bulletin
27th July 2007

Senscot bulletin: 27-07-2007

Dear members and friends, Lots of emails in response to last week's piece about spiritual stuff. Our personal journey inwards - the impulse to swap stories with other pilgrims. I met a monk recently&n…
Research Article
26th July 2007

Tide changes for community anchor organisations?

Tide changes for community anchor organisations?   26.07.07    For a couple of years, Senscot has been trying to promote the term ‘community anchor organisations’ - to denote those …
Bulletin Articles
26th July 2007

Social Purchasing Portal, Toronto, Canada, The

Social Enterprise Profile: The Social Purchasing Portal, Toronto, Canada The Social Purchasing Portal (SPP) provides an on-line environment for business-to-business procurement transactions to leverag…
Bulletin Articles
26th July 2007

How capitalism got a conscience

How capitalism got a conscience The third sector, which ploughs profits into social goals, is worth £8.4bn a year Marianne BarriauxThe Guardian 25.07.07 Fairtrade coffee, reconnecting people with th…
Bulletin Articles
26th July 2007

Ministers embark on rural tour

Ministers embark on rural tour   Rural Community Gateway 23.07.70     Do you have a question about land reform, fisheries or agriculture? Maybe you have something to say about rural dev…
Bulletin Articles
25th July 2007

Moving forward on charity public benefit test

Moving forward on charity public benefit test   25.07.07     The Scottish charity regulator OSCR has produced the results from its pilot assessments leading to the full Rolling Review o…
Bulletin Articles
25th July 2007

Housing top of Executive agenda

Housing top of Executive agenda   http://www.scotland.gov.uk 25.07.07     Maximising the number of new homes built across Scotland presents an immense challenge but is top of the Scotti…
Bulletin Articles
25th July 2007

Brown searches for enterprise ambassadors

Brown searches for enterprise ambassadors Emma ThelwellDaily Telegraph25.07.07 Prime Minister Gordon Brown is searching for 20 ambassadors to join the ranks of the Social Enterprise Action Plan he lau…
Bulletin Articles
25th July 2007

Roles fit for heroes

Roles fit for heroes Gordon Brown wants to put the values of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sectors at the heart of his vision for Britain. His approach marks a subtle shift away from …
Bulletin Articles
24th July 2007

New bill could lead to a windfall for good causes

New bill could lead to a windfall for good causes Regeneration and Renewal20.07.07 Cash in unclaimed bank accounts could be released to help tackle financial exclusion under a bill announced last week…
Bulletin Articles
24th July 2007

Doubts raised about long term viability of social enterprises in …

Doubts raised about long term viability of social enterprises in NHS     Caroline White http://www.onmedica.net   23.07.07     Doubts about the long term viability of social …