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The Bond Offer represents a chance to open up a new avenue of funding for social enterprises in Scotland - specifically for members of SENs. A great opportunity for the sector to provide itself with the mutual support that is so often talked about. twitter.com/ScotComF…

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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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31st October 2013

Payment by results has been

Payment by results has been 'seriously flawed', report says Third Sector Online, By David Ainsworth 30.10.13   The implementation of payment by results contracts in the voluntary sector has often…
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31st October 2013

In rude health

In rude health Scottish Communities for Health and Wellbeing 23.10.13  What’s in a Year? Well in the simplest terms, it’s the amount of time it takes the Earth to orbit the Sun one ti…
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Bulletin Articles
31st October 2013

The Crumb Road by Maitreyabandhu – review

The Crumb Road by Maitreyabandhu – review The Guardian, By Sean O'Brien 05.07.13   Maitreyabandhu, as his name indicates, is a Buddhist, and his Way commends the value of mindfulness. In &q…
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Bulletin Articles
31st October 2013

Howson opens ‘incredible’ children’s garden

Howson opens 'incredible' children's garden Herald Scotland, By Russell Leadbetter 28.10.1313   The pioneering, multi-facility garden, which includes a beach, a wishing well, a wall of murals and…
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31st October 2013

Deputy First Minister keynote address 2013

Deputy First Minister keynote address 2013 The Scottish Government, By Nicola Sturgeon 22.10.13  See the full article here. Conclusion   The underlying importance of procurement, as Scotlan…
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31st October 2013

EU procurement rules could herald a significant change to public …

EU procurement rules could herald a significant change to public services The Information Daily, By Dan Gregory 28.10.13   The public services industry affects all UK citizens, employs millions …
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31st October 2013

The ethical bank that offers salvation?

The ethical bank that offers salvation? The Guardian, By Patrick Collinson and Rupert Jones 26.10.13 It has never sold payment protection insurance. It has never had a customer complain to the financi…
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31st October 2013

The Psychological Tasks of Old Age

The Psychological Tasks of Old Age Victoria Fitch Our fairy tales and myths are full of the ''magical elderly''. Witches, sorcerers and wise magicians are generally pictured not as young, or even midd…
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30th October 2013

The SENs: Friday 25th October 2013

Three weeks to go till this year’s SE Conference and Ceilidh (14th/15th Nov at the Westerwood Hotel, near Cumbernauld). Dragons’ Den application closed last Friday - with 14 applications. …
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Bulletin Articles
25th October 2013

Grangemouth closure reversed after union accepts Ineos ‘sur…

Grangemouth closure reversed after union accepts Ineos 'survival plan' The Guardian 25.10.13   The owners of Grangemouth have told workers that the decision to close the petrochemicals facto…
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Senscot Bulletin
25th October 2013

Senscot Bulletin: 25.10.13

Dear members and friends,  We all love stories where the underdog wins - like David and Goliath; humble communities, organising to turn the tables on remote and arrogant power; such tales seem to…
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Bulletin Articles
25th October 2013

Grangemouth crisis: Unite union now accepts plant rescue plan

Grangemouth crisis: Unite union now accepts plant rescue plan The Guardian 24.10.13 The union at the centre of the Grangemouth crisis has decided to "embrace" a survival plan aimed at preven…