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Expectant parents and working families could stand to lose up to £933 per parent each year after the UK Government announced plans to close the Childcare Voucher scheme to new entrants in October.Support the #SaveChildcareVouchers campaign: 👇employersforchildcar… twitter.com/EFCCG/st…

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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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18th December 2009

Networks1st Update: Friday 18th December 2009

2009 has been another busy year – maybe the busiest yet for LSENs. And, 2010 looks like being more of the same. Our objective remains to try and help the LSENs and their members develop and grow…
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Senscot Bulletin
18th December 2009

Senscot Bulletin: 18.12.09

Dear members and friends, My winter depression hasn’t arrived this year (touch wood) and I’ve been thinking lately that life gets better as we get older.  It may be that we realise how little…
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Bulletin Articles
17th December 2009

Pilot bonds to fund social projects

Pilot bonds to fund social projectsSarah Townsend, Regeneration & Renewal14.12.09 The model, called a social impact bond, has been proposed by third sector consultancy Social Finance and would wor…
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17th December 2009

Carelessness or a major failure in regulatory duty?

Carelessness or a major failure in regulatory duty? Stephen Maxwell, TfN04.12.09 TWENTY months ago OSCR commissioned a report into ways of assessing the affordability of the charges imposed by many ch…
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17th December 2009

Bid to boost bank service disclosure

Bid to boost bank service disclosureRegeneration & Renewal14.12.09 The Pre-Budget Report said it is 'important to understand how banks are supporting our broader community regeneration work'. The…
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Bulletin Articles
17th December 2009

The Equality Trust

The Equality Trust17.12.09 The Equality Trust was founded in 2009 by Bill Kerry, Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett. The Trust's Aims: Working to promote employee-owned organisations and businesses; …
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17th December 2009

The Poverty Alliance’s annual seminar series

The Poverty Alliance’s annual seminar series Poverty Alliance17.12.09 2010 will be a significant year in the fight against poverty. The UK General Election and the European Year for Combating Povert…
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Bulletin Articles
16th December 2009

Q&A: Charity tax and VAT

Q&A: Charity tax and VATBill Lewis, The Guardian15.12.09 Surely charities don't have to pay taxes? This is a common myth, and while charities do enjoy some tax and VAT reliefs, they are also liabl…
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Bulletin Articles
16th December 2009

2009: the year in social enterprise

2009: the year in social enterpriseAndy Ricketts and David Ainsworth, Third Sector14.12.09 The social investment wholesale bank crept ever closer in 2009, and it was finally announced in this month's …
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11th December 2009

Networks1st Update: Friday 11th December 2009

Perth hasn’t been a hotbed of activity for Senscot up till now so it was great to receive an invite from Susan Scott of PlusPerth. They are actively exploring social enterprise opportunities for…
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Senscot Bulletin
11th December 2009

Senscot Bulletin: 11.12.09

Dear members and friends,  It’s so outrageous I thought I’d got the numbers wrong – but no mistake – the banks want to give five thousand of their staff £1 million – each.  I hadn…
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Bulletin Articles
11th December 2009

Friends of Scottish Review

Friends of Scottish ReviewScottish Review11.12.09 Here is the complete list of Friends of the Scottish Review to date. Robert W Ainslie, GlasgowJoan Aitken, EdinburghLois Aitkenhead, Castle DouglasRo…