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Young ‘face risk of poverty trap'
Date: 28th Apr 2006
Poverty in teenage years has had an increasing effect in keeping people poor when they get to middle age, research has suggested. ...more

Civil Society on agenda
Robert Armour TFN
Date: 28th Apr 2006
New Independence convention debates the links between civil society and Scotland’s continuing battle for home rule...more

Pool money to fight deprivation, MSPs urge Scots executive
Susan Downer
Date: 25th Apr 2006
Members of the Scottish Parliament have called for one fund to combat deprivation following an in-depth review of public spending on regeneration. ...more

Leading Ethical Companies Gather at London Business School to Discuss 'Sustainable' Careers
Date: 24th Apr 2006
Fonder of the Body Shop, Anita Roddick, will kick off the discussion at a conference on what makes a sustainable business work. ...more

New charity law takes effect
Scottish Executive, Senscot
Date: 24th Apr 2006
Today sees the transition to a new landscape for the country's 20,000 charities as the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, OSCR, takes on the responsibility for determining charitable status in Scotland....more

New type of fund ‘lets charities invest in property'
Third Sector magazine
Date: 21st Apr 2006
Charities are being urged to consider a new form of indirect property investment due to be available from 2007. ...more

Scots wind farm powering ahead
Date: 18th Apr 2006
A Scottish wind farm has become the first in the UK to generate over 100 MW of power. ...more

Backing for community buyouts
Jamie Carpenter
Date: 10th Apr 2006
A simplified version of Scottish 'first-buy option' law should be introduced in England, a team of Whitehall officials and voluntary sector representatives has recommended. ...more

McCabe keeps his own counsel on local government reform
Peter MacMahon
Date: 10th Apr 2006
Tom McCabe, the finance minister, yesterday signalled a retreat from a decision to publish radical reform plans for the public sector in Scotland. ...more

Social enterprises join forces
Date: 6th Apr 2006
Two successful social enterprise organisations , FEAT Enterprises, and Grangemouth Enterprises, are to merge at board level....more

More experimental housing in Fife
Date: 4th Apr 2006
Plans for an eco-friendly, low carbon 'Straw House' in Abbeyview, Fife have been submitted to the council....more

SCVO announces job losses
Date: 4th Apr 2006
Scotland’s major organisation for charities and other voluntary groups is to cut staff numbers by nearly 20%, due to losing two New Deal contracts and because of other funding constraints....more

Community Transport Association re-launches magazine
Date: 3rd Apr 2006
Journal 'will promote how the voluntary and community sector is developing local transport solutions to national concerns'....more
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