Posts Tagged: social investment

Why the new minister is good news for social enterprises

Rob Wilson, the new Minister for Civil Society, has now been in post since September but is he leading in the right direction for the sector and social entrepreneurs? I believe so. Read more on Why the new minister is good news for social enterprises…

Zeitgeist boosts the sector’s chances in the Budget

In recent weeks I have been to two excellent events where people tried to work out what they would like out of the Budget on 21 March. One, convened by NCVO, tended to focus around the paper they have recently produced arguing the case for a fairer tax treatment of social investment. The other was more from the philanthropy end where the tax treatment of ‘giving while living’ was the hottest topic. Read more on Zeitgeist boosts the sector’s chances in the Budget…

Is payment by results compatible with the big society?

Small, local charities –  lynchpins of the big society –  could lose lifelines of funding under the government’s payment-by-results plans for solving social problems.

The government wants organisations that work to attain social outcomes, such as reducing re-offending, getting the unemployed into work or delivering recovery from drug addiction, to be paid according to the results they achieve. But if there is enough money to be made from payment-by-results contracts, large companies will sweep the board and many charities could be left without funding.

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