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Social Enterprise City in the Houses of Parliament

I was invited by Social Enterprise UK to speak about how Plymouth is developing as a Social Enterprise City at the All Party Parliamentary Group for Social Enterprise at the Houses of Parliament this week. This group has a remit to promote social enterprise across the country. It was chaired by Chris White MP – who […]

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Have your say on the future of Social Investment Tax Relief

The government has opened a consultation inviting comments on the introduction of social investment tax relief.  This is being run jointly between HM Treasury and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (CIC Regulator) and will be open from 6 June 2013 to 6 September 2013.  The attached provides further details: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/205414/consultation_on_social_investment.pdf In support of […]

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Transform a local community building

From 2 July to 30 August the SIB group will be accepting Expressions of Interest for the capital element of the Community Assets and Services Grants. For more information on the project see here – you’ll need to meet one of the themes for the year but there are also smaller grants available throughout the year to […]

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Be part of a Pioneering Enterprise Programme with Tinder-Box

Third Sector Teams Up with Commercial Leaders to Create a Win-Win Partnership  Business coaching consultants at Tinder-Box are searching for charities or social enterprises facing a specific business challenge to take part in Tinder-Box’s pioneering Enterprise programme. This partnership scheme brings business leaders and third sector organizations together to share skills and experience to solve […]

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Cycle Hire Services

Following on from the announcement regarding the Coastal Communities Fund, Plymouth City Council is looking for a suitably qualified supplier to make the most of an opportunity for providing a commercially viable and sustainable cycle hire service to be located at the Barbican and Royal William Yard. This opportunity is being advertised on the Sell2Plymouth […]

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Free Business Awareness Events in Plymouth

A series of events and support is being organised in Plymouth over the coming months to help businesses get more from broadband. Content will enable businesses to: • Make better use of broadband and technology. • Harness social media to communicate with customers and market your business. • Develop an IT strategy for your business. […]

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Social Enterprise UK Welcomes Treasury Commitment to New Tax Relief for Investment in Social Enterprises

Peter Holbrook, Chief Executive of SEUK, responds to the announcement by George Osborne MP to introduce tax incentives for social investment. “We wholly welcome the Chancellor’s announcement in today’s Budget – growing the UK’s social investment market is crucial as traditional sources of finance continue to dwindle in the economic downturn. Capital needs to be […]

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