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Rishi Sunak’s big-spending budget may redraw the terms of British politics

12th March 2020
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The Guardian, by Martin Kettle 11th March 2020 The chancellor has loosened the fiscal shackles – so Johnson’s Tories can no longer be dismissed as compulsive austerians. On 11 March 1952, Rab Butler unveiled the first Conservative budget since the second world war. It was also the first Tory budget since Labour’s creation of the […]

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Femfoods programme to cater for family health and wellbeing

11th March 2020
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By Rohese Devereux Taylor The Herald, 9th March 2020 There is nothing more important to social entrepreneur Sylvie Douglas than encouraging women who face adversity to believe in themselves, perhaps for the first time ever. She knows, through personal experience, that confidence leads to increased mental and physical wellbeing, which then leads to better outcomes for […]

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Community Resources Network Scotland Scoops Top Award

11th March 2020
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Scotland Excel – February 2020 A Scottish social enterprise is celebrating after scooping a prestigious local government award.Community Resources Network Scotland (CRNS) collected the Small Business and Third Sector award at the prestigious Scotland Excel Supplier Excellence Awards held at the Radisson Blu in Glasgow on 20 February. More than 300 guests from across the […]

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Basic Income – an idea whose time has come

11th March 2020
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Compass6th March 2020 There are no silver policy bullets to create a good society – but there are big, radical ideas that come close.  Basic income is an unconditional guaranteed payment to everyone. Done right, it could ensure people’s basic needs are met and provide security in periods of transition for everyone in the UK.  […]

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Scottish basic income pilot gains support with launch of national conversation project

11th March 2020
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Scottish Housing News – 9th March 2020 A conversation project which aims to kick-start a national movement towards a UK Basic Income launched this past weekend. A Basic Income would see a regular cash payment given to every citizen without conditions, regardless of their income, wealth or employment status. This last weekend the Basic Income Conversation […]

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Ministerial statement – Short term lets

11th March 2020
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Meeting of the Parliament 08 January 2020 Short-term Lets www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/report.aspx?r=12446&i=112507 The Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning (Kevin Stewart): I am pleased to announce today the Scottish Government’s proposals for the regulation of short-term lets in Scotland to fulfil our programme for government commitment. We want local authorities to be empowered to balance the […]

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Scottish basic income pilot gains support with launch of national conversation project

11th March 2020
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Scottish Housing News9th March 2020 A conversation project which aims to kick-start a national movement towards a UK Basic Income launched this past weekend. A Basic Income would see a regular cash payment given to every citizen without conditions, regardless of their income, wealth or employment status. This last weekend the Basic Income Conversation hosted […]

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So It Goes (Kurt Vonnegut 1922 – 2007)

11th March 2020
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The Danger of a Single Story

11th March 2020
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TEDGlobal 2009July 2009 Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding. This talk was presented at an official […]

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The economic effects of a pandemic

11th March 2020
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by Simon Wren-Lewis  Social Europe – 10th March 2020 The human effects of the coronavirus are paramount. But what will be its impact on a medium-sized economy such as that of the UK? A little over ten years ago I was approached by some health experts who wanted to look at the economic effects of an influenza […]

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Tweets from Karyn McCluskey following her visit to drug rooms in Copenhagen

11th March 2020
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March 2020 So spent the evening in 2 drug consumption rooms in Copenhagen and trying to process what I have seen. I won’t do this justice and probably have to reflect on it, but I met one of the most expert, practical managers in the DCR and I am in awe. His expertise was off […]

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Senscot AGM

11th March 2020
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6th March 2020 Resolution to members In May 2019, Senscot members agreed that Senscot explore a revision of its current governance structure. The Senscot Board now seeks the approval of members for the following proposal: To create a merged charitable entity with Social Firms Scotland (SFS) to represent both social firms and social enterprises in […]

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