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10th July 2009

The Draft Housing (Scotland) Bill

The Draft Housing (Scotland) BillA quick guide for committee membersEVH10.07.09 The Scottish Government will introduce a new Housing Bill to Parliament in 2010. To get things started, the Government h…
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Bulletin Articles
10th July 2009

Powering up for Powerdown

Powering up for Powerdown  Community Powerdown06.07.09 A new website to help communities reduce the carbon footprint of their village or town was launched today (Monday 6 July). The Community Pow…
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Senscot Bulletin
10th July 2009

Senscot Bulletin: 10.07.09

Dear members and friends, When I was about 30 my business failed- couldn’t hack it at home either- so I ran away – blanked everything- holed up alone in one room above a bookies- stayed more or le…
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Bulletin Articles
9th July 2009

DWP keen to test community allowance

DWP keen to test community allowanceClare Goff, NewStart06.07.09 The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has rejected Create Consortium’s proposal to pilot a community allowance scheme, but has a…
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9th July 2009

Social Enterprise Identifier (SEI)

Social Enterprise Identifier (SEI) 09.07.09 Welcome to the Social Enterprise Identifier (SEI) project.  Here you can find out about the background, purpose and future plans to promote social ente…
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9th July 2009

Innovative Scottish businesses beat the recession with major cash…

Innovative Scottish businesses beat the recession with major cash injection for social changeFirstport03.07.09 Four visionary Scottish social entrepreneurs are each celebrating a £20,000 award, but …
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Bulletin Articles
9th July 2009

Time to stop being intensely relaxed about charity fees

Time to stop being intensely relaxed about charity feesStephen Maxwell, TfN03.07.09 This was a welcome if rather belated response by OSCR to the challenge it faced in interpreting section 8 2(b) of th…
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9th July 2009

Think Tanks ‘Shaping the Future’ Conference Report

Think Tanks 'Shaping the Future' Conference ReportSupporting Voluntary Action (SVA)08.07.09 The Purpose of the Away Day The Think Tanks Project is one of the cross-cutting strands of the SVA Programme…
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Bulletin Articles
9th July 2009

Bangladeshi banking to help Scots

Bangladeshi banking to help Scots BBC News04.07.09 But legal uncertainty may scupper the plans by Professor Muhammad Yunus to offer small business loans to people without collateral. The Nobel Peace …
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Bulletin Articles
9th July 2009

Post Bank’ proposals unveiled

Post Bank’ proposals unveiledIan Alexander, NewStart06.07.09 A new state-backed ‘people’s bank’ based in post office branches could be formed using the government-owned Northern Rock, a new re…
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Bulletin Articles
8th July 2009

Chef gets money for homeless enterprise from enlightened source

Chef gets money for homeless enterprise from enlightened sourcePatrick Butler, The Guardian08.07.09 Today a chef called Simon Boyle gets a cheque for £60,000, and about time too. Boyle, you may remem…
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3rd July 2009

Networks1st Update: Friday 3rd July 2009

Yesterday, after the series of events held over recent months, Senscot met up with RISE to discuss Scottish interest in the Social Enterprise Mark. Things are moving ahead with a view to launching a n…