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New job posted today:@DiscoveryCU is looking for a general manager to deal with the day to day running and strategic development of the credit union.⬇️ See details ⬇️senscot.net/job/disc…

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Senscot Bulletin
29th August 2014

Senscot Bulletin: 29.08.14

Dear members and friends,             In 1989 I visited the USA on a kind of paid study visit – 5 states in 5 weeks.  One of the housi…
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29th August 2014

The SENs: Friday 29th August 2014

Bookings are now open for this year’s SE Conference and Ceilidh - our 10th - at the Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld on 13th/14th November. To request a booking form, email ceilidh@senscot.net. Ini…
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Bulletin Articles
28th August 2014

Crowdfunding – Patrick Geddes Library

Crowdfunding - Patrick Geddes Library BOLD August 2014   We have just launched our first crowdfund as BOLD. (Take a look here! http://igg.me/at/patrickgeddeslibrary And check out the animation th…
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Bulletin Articles
28th August 2014

Monster News on the Canal Today

Monster News on the Canal Today Edinburgh Social Enterprise Network 28.08.14   Social enterprise community makes waves in Edinburgh as new website launches www.buythegoodstuff.co.uk   One of…
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Bulletin Articles
28th August 2014

What is happening in Scotland?

What is happening in Scotland?  NCIA June 2014   Foreword    This paper has been produced as part of the NCIA Inquiry into the Future of Voluntary Services. The Inquiry is specific…
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Bulletin Articles
28th August 2014

The Guardian view on the Rotherham child abuse scandal: no excuse

The Guardian view on the Rotherham child abuse scandal: no excuse The Guardian 27.08.14   Shaun Wright, Labour’s South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner, who was Rotherham’s cab…
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Bulletin Articles
28th August 2014

Sale of the century: the privatisation scam

Sale of the century: the privatisation scam The Guardian, by James Meek 22.08.14   Privatisation promised to turn the UK into an island of small shareholders. It failed: the faceless state bureau…
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Bulletin Articles
28th August 2014

Umbrella bodies ‘have failed to resist government agenda for th…

Umbrella bodies ‘have failed to resist government agenda for the sector’ Civil Society, by David Ainsworth 26.08.14       Umbrella bodies have lost independence and have not…
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Bulletin Articles
28th August 2014

Who we are

Who we are National Coalition for Independent Action (NCIA) August 2014   National Coalition for Independent Action (NCIA) is an alliance of individuals and organisations who believe that we need…
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Bulletin Articles
28th August 2014

Still irresistible, a working-class hero’s finest speech

Still irresistible, a working-class hero's finest speech The Independent 13.08.14   Alienation is the precise and correctly applied word for describing the major social problem in Britain today. …
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Bulletin Articles
28th August 2014

Removal of asset lock on dividends from CICs ‘will encourag…

Removal of asset lock on dividends from CICs 'will encourage social investment' Third Sector, by Sam Burne James 20.08.14   New legislation means community interest companies will be able to pay …
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Bulletin Articles
25th August 2014

Removal of asset lock on dividends from CICs ‘will encourag…

Removal of asset lock on dividends from CICs 'will encourage social investment', say lawyers Third Sector 20.08.14New legislation means community interest companies will be able to pay dividends of …