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NCVO: Social enterprise evidence base to grow
Date: 27th Feb 2007

Social enterprise evidence base to grow as vital new research into the sector's governance support needs is commissioned.


TheCrown Estate in Scotland – New Opportunities for Public Benefits
Crown Estate Review Working Group
Date: 26th Feb 2007
A major new report sets out the case for a review of the Crown Estate in Scotland so that the resources involved, including Scotland’s seabed and much of its foreshore, produce greater benefits for local communities. ...more

‘Crisis near’ as Scots charities abandon their council contracts
Nathalie Thomas
Date: 22nd Feb 2007
A growing number of charities are withdrawing from local authority contracts in Scotland amid fears that the voluntary social and child-care sector is in meltdown. ...more

Share unclaimed assets across UK, say the Scots
Helen Warrell
Date: 22nd Feb 2007
An organisation that provides loan finance for voluntary groups in Scotland has written to the Chancellor, Gordon Brown, demanding that unclaimed assets from Scottish accounts should be spent on projects in Scotland....more

UK is accused of failing children
Date: 15th Feb 2007
The UK has been accused of failing its children, as it comes bottom of a league table for child well-being across 21 industrialised countries. One of the report's authors told said under-investment and a "dog-eat-dog" society were to blame for Britain's poor performance. ...more

‘Dragons’ tackle economic inactivity
Sion Barry
Date: 13th Feb 2007
A new enterprise organisation, which is being backed by the trade union movement, will be launched today with the key objective of tackling the issue of economic inactivity....more

Social housing tenants to be helped on to property ladder
Patrick Wintour
Date: 13th Feb 2007
Social housing tenants will be given the chance to get a foot on the property ladder even if they can afford only 10% of the value of their home, the communities secretary, Ruth Kelly, will say today....more

Former GHA chief Lennon says cash drought forced him out.
Third Force News
Date: 12th Feb 2007
THE chief executive of Glasgow Housing Association has stood down, claiming the executive had underfunded the charity by up to £500m....more

National energy provider gives profits away
Pam Caulfield
Date: 12th Feb 2007
EBICo Limited, the not-for-profit electricity and gas supply company set up to help give a better deal to low income households has announced that it was giving away its profits from 2006. ...more

Eaga bound for the stock market
Simon Bain
Date: 12th Feb 2007
Eaga, the employee-owned social enterprise chaired by former ScottishPower director Charles Berry, is to float on the London Stock Exchange this year....more

Calling enterprise champions
This is Money
Date: 12th Feb 2007
The search is on to find the UK's enterprise champions, with the launch of the Enterprising Britain 2007 competition. ...more

Older people excluded financially
Geoff Adams-Spink
Date: 9th Feb 2007
Older people are being left behind by the financial services industry, according to a report by Help the Aged. ...more

Funding blow to Scots third sector
Regeneration & Renewal
Date: 9th Feb 2007
Voluntary groups delivering small projects have been excluded from applying for crisis funding being provided by the Scottish Executive. ...more

Scottish Executive criticised for further delays to action plan
Barry McCarthy
Date: 7th Feb 2007
The Scottish Executive has been criticised for failing to produce a regeneration action plan it said would be available at the end of last year. ...more

Support for environmental volunteering
Scottish Executive
Date: 5th Feb 2007
A commitment to encourage more people to get involved in environmental volunteering was today made by the Executive as this year's Scottish Environment Week got off to a start....more

Business Development Guide
Forth Sector
Date: 2nd Feb 2007
 Forth Sector Development, in partnership with RBS, launched their new "Business Planning Guide to Developing a Social Enterprise" at Voice 07 last week....more

Business planning guide for social enterprises revamped.
Date: 2nd Feb 2007
Forth Sector has relaunched its successful Planning Guide. The guide has been updated and refreshed to make it more accessible....more

Social bank ‘must share idle cash'
Jamie Carpenter
Date: 2nd Feb 2007
A proposed financial institution that would channel funds from idle bank accounts into the third sector could receive less than half the cash that a Government-backed commission recommended, it was alleged this week. ...more

Scottish jobs agency plan ‘may create confusion for workless'
Barry McCarthy
Date: 2nd Feb 2007
Plans by the Scottish Labour Party to create a new agency to get 100,000 unemployed people back into work could create confusion among job seekers, according to a leading regeneration expert. ...more
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