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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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The Co-op Bank and the future of ethical banking in the UK

Plymouth Social Enterprise Network is an independent organisation that from time to time speaks out on issues which it views of importance to its members – social enterprises in Plymouth. One such issue is the future of the Co-operative Bank. Many of our members have bank accounts with the Co-op Bank (as the Network does) […]

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Plymouth Fairness Commission wants to hear your views

Select committee hearings, listening events, satellite meetings and surveys will be held across the city, as part of the Plymouth Fairness Commission’s Summer of Listening. The independent body, set up to tackle issues of inequality in the city, is heading out into communities to speak to scores of Plymouthians about the issues they face. (more…) […]

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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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Strategy & Consultation Event on 26th June

We are attending Local Economic Partnership consultation event on European Union strategy on 26th June 8am-10am at the Holiday Inn. It would be useful to have a good social enterprise showing, it’s one representative per organisation. Here is a link for more information: http://www.heartofswlep.co.uk/news/local-enterprise-partnership-plans-consultation-events Tweet

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Plymouth Global Challenge

Students on Plymouth University’s Global Challenge are looking for volunteering opportunities that will enable them to make a contribution locally whilst developing their skills and perspective as global citizens. If your project works in an internationally or culturally diverse setting and/or contributes to environmental sustainability or social justice in some way then we’d like to […]

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Guidance on Business Rate Relief for Social Enterprises

How does discretionary business rate relief apply to your social enterprise? Social Enterprise UK (SEUK), working with law firm Bates Wells and Braithwaite, has published legal guidance which summarises the current legislation on business rate relief. It’s designed to help social enterprises understand how business rates affect them and forms part of SEUK’s up-coming campaign […]

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