The Social Enterprise Investment Market is eagerly awaiting Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) coming on stream. We have a number of clients all hoping to get new investment proposals off the blocks in the next few months.
Stephen Lloyd answers the question from the point of view of the voluntary sector. Many people think that social enterprises are a stalking horse, a wolf in sheep's clothing that allows capitalism to penetrate even the fastnesses of the charity world. Hence they see social enterprise as a foe. Stephen does not, and explains why.
BWB's Lawrence Simanowitz gives a broad summary of some key obligations imposed on Data Controllers under the DPA.
Lucy Rhodes, a trainee solicitor at BWB is setting up a social enterprise which will sell specially designed jewellery made by women ex-prisoners in Kenya.
Tamsin Anderson reflects on the significance of the CIO launch.
The UK has the potential to lead the world in crowdfunding, creating jobs and bringing growth. If policymakers are imaginative and far-sighted enough, this nascent industry could be a world-beater.