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Ministers to bail out jobs quango
Tom Gordon
Date: 30th Mar 2006
Ministers are poised to bail out Scottish Enterprise, the jobs quango, but will attach stringent conditions to the cash....more

Trade fair for social enterprises
Date: 28th Mar 2006
A TRADE fair to encourage inter-trading between social enterprises is to be held next month at Perth Concert Hall. ...more

Analysis of housing stock transfers
Date: 27th Mar 2006
Audit Scotland's report into council housing transfers was published today, focusing on those which have taken place since 1998 including Glasgow, Dumfries and Galloway and Borders. ...more

Scots agency's growth role unclear
Tom Campbell
Date: 27th Mar 2006
Scottish Enterprises, the national economic development agency is unable to prove its contribution to the country's key growth strategy because it uses different performance measurements, says a public spending watchdog....more

Claimants should be paid for community work, ministers told
Julian Dobson
Date: 27th Mar 2006
Far-reaching proposals to enable regeneration agencies to pay benefit claimants for community work were this week put to welfare reform minister Margaret Hodge. ...more

Business Gateway budgets said to face massive cuts
Mark Williamson
Date: 24th Mar 2006
Scottish Enterprise failed to allay concerns that a cornerstone of efforts to boost Scotland's anaemic business birth rate would be a casualty in the budgetary crisis at the agency....more

Communities promised seized cash
Date: 24th Mar 2006
Twelve Scottish communities have been promised a share of £2m seized from drug dealers and other criminals. ...more

Basic bank accounts 'must be available for all' - think tank
Date: 23rd Mar 2006
2-8 million of the poorest individuals in the UK are still without any service, and banks have little incentive to promote uptake of accounts, says the New Economics Foundation....more

Brown Budget speech: increased role for third sector
Date: 22nd Mar 2006

Chancellor Gordon Brown today announced an increased role for the third sector, promising the largest consultation ever  in the sector, feeding into a spending review.


Scots ‘lack interest in regeneration’
Barry McCarthy
Date: 20th Mar 2006
Scottish leaders have been urged to set up a new national regeneration agency amid claims too little is being done to champion the cause of disadvantaged communities. ...more

Attack on the 'clone towns'
Date: 20th Mar 2006
A 'city growth strategy' to encourage local diversity in urban hubs will be unveiled this week....more

Towns and cities to pilot Business Improvement Districts
Date: 20th Mar 2006
Six pilot projects that will see Scottish local authorities and businesses working together to regenerate town and city centres are to receive a share of £500,000. ...more

Brown launches major review of sector's role
Third Sector
Date: 17th Mar 2006
The Government is to conduct a wide-ranging study of the voluntary sector's long-term future, asking how it can help to tackle issues such as globalisation, climate change and an ageing population....more

NHS changes 'should benefit local communities'
Date: 14th Mar 2006
"The NHS has a historic opportunity to become an agent for regeneration and renewal", says Patricia Hewitt...more

Community recycling projects on show
scottish executive
Date: 14th Mar 2006
Scotland's community recyclers were showcased today at an event in the Trades Hall in Glasgow, organised by the Community Recycling Network for Scotland (CRNS) and featuring the first ever Community Recycling Awards....more

John Lewis hands staff huge bonus
Date: 14th Mar 2006
8 weeks pay for 63,000 worker-co-owners at UK’s ‘most popular store’....more

Progress on child poverty hailed
Date: 13th Mar 2006
Pensioners as a whole are also better off, says minister. ...more

Scottish renewal focus shifts to priority areas
Chris Baker
Date: 10th Mar 2006
Plans to overhaul the Scottish approach to regeneration were unveiled last week, including a blueprint for three further urban regeneration companies (URCs)....more

Ten year plan for tourism
Scottish Executive
Date: 8th Mar 2006
An new action plan which will map the direction of Scottish tourism for the next decade was unveiled today....more

Chisholm launches research into affordable housing
Scottish Housing News
Date: 8th Mar 2006
Communities Minister announces evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of various affordable housing options....more

Sector to discuss whether social enterprise needs a brand
Third Sector magazine
Date: 8th Mar 2006
A debate will be held next month to examine whether social enterprise needs a brand to help market the concept to the general public....more

Third sustainable communities summit announced
Planning Resource
Date: 7th Mar 2006
The government today announced it will host a third sustainable communties summit in Manchester next February. ...more

Minister orders planning for new Forth bridge
Planning Resource
Date: 7th Mar 2006
Planning for a new Forth road bridge will begin immediately after experts warned the existing crossing may have to ban lorries by 2013. ...more

'Interregnum' means no new charities for months
Date: 7th Mar 2006
Two months of legal limbo are being faced by hundreds of new charities because applications for charity status are not being looked at....more

Crofting Reform Bill launched
Date: 7th Mar 2006
Proposals will "extend the rights of crofters to small holdings beyond the Highlands and Islands and give landowners the ability to create new crofts for the first time"....more

Univeristy to run new social enterprise management programme
John Moores University
Date: 6th Mar 2006
Programme to develop "a unique national postgraduate programme for managers working in the social enterprise sector"....more

West Scotland to get two URCs as part of regeneration initiative
Regeneration and Renewal
Date: 3rd Mar 2006
The launch of two urban regeneration companies is at the heart of a regeneration strategy for the west of Scotland published this week. ...more

Debt-laden culture puts 2m on brink of financial disaster
Austin Macauley
Date: 3rd Mar 2006
Around two million people in the UK are on the brink of serious financial problems and urgent action is needed to protect the most vulnerable, the Financial Services Authority has warned. ...more
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