a charity made front page news by closing after receiving £100,000 from the Home Office because it's been "too successful" in reducing crime and so its services are no longer needed.
Well done to them - rather than try and continue a service that no one wants/needs, or to re-invent themselves with new services (which would undoubtedly have moved in into areas different to those that originally attracted its staff, volunteers, trustees and other supporters to it), they've decided to…
Added by Adrian Ashton on April 23, 2010 at 10:30 — No Comments
Here's an extract from the recent labour manifesto, what do we think?
The new mutualism
There is growing interest in co-operative and mutual organisations that people trust, and that have the capacity to unleash creativity and innovation, creating new jobs and services –…Continue
Hello CIC members
You may wish to review the new map and let me know your ideas for development. http://tinyurl.com/semapblog
What about a Google Map for CICs?
Added by Bob Northey on April 1, 2010 at 8:00 — No Comments
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If your favourite charity is looking for new ways to raise income, please feel free to let them know about us. This is the first time this type of affinity partnership is being offered and is a free and easy way to add another string to the fundraising bow.
Would love your feedback…Continue
dear all - sadly my main website is unwell.
Hopefully back up before too long, but until then thanks for your patience if you're trying to access copies of any of my published articles, cheesy pics or links...
in the meantime you can still see my blog - http://thirdsectorexpert.blogspot.com, follow my tweets at…
There’s a regular feature in a private business management magazine that asks prominent business leaders each issue if, with hindsight, they’d have done anything differently if they had their time again.
Recently, at a networking event organised by Social Enterprise Yorkshire & Humber and Unltd, I had the opportunity to ask a panel of prominent and successful social entrepreneurs what they, if they had their time again, and with the benefit of hindsight, might do differently.…
Added by Adrian Ashton on February 28, 2010 at 16:19 — No Comments
Directors & Officers Liability Insurance (D&O) is designed to indemnify directors and officers from claims against them personally for failing in their duties.
Management and Officials of Community Interest Companies would be sensible to consider this insurance as it can protect claims against them as individuals. Under the 2006 Companies Act, directors and officers are exposed to over 200 areas of statutory liability.
Claims could be made by…
Added by Stewart Glazzard (Insurance) on February 25, 2010 at 23:29 — No Comments
As a Trustee for the Light of Hope CIC (www.lightofhope.co.uk) I would like to ask if any other CIC has been given rate relief from their local council? We have just been refused both mandatory and discretionary relief from Trafford council, and yet our premises in Hebden Bridge has always received 100% rate relief from Calderdale.
Has anyone any advice/strategies for overcoming this problem please? All help gratefully received!
Added by Clair Teresa Hobson on February 20, 2010 at 10:58 — No Comments
Could the CIC asset lock help reduce the fear of privatisation in these types of circumstance? this is likely to be the first of a number of funding strains within the NHS, and it's probably going to be be a growing concern
The ability to raise capital in the marketplace is undoubtedly an advantage for private companies at the moment, but we could raise bonds against the NHS contracts to make it work. The asset lock also allows some assets to be transferred and protected, if…Continue
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The current launch of the national social enterprise mark has brought to the fore once again the issue of how we identify and recognise social enterprise.
Many argue that in order to be a 'true' social enterprise, your organisation must exhibit specific characteristics and that these must be present in one of a number of limited legal forms (limited in number and choice, that is) - asset locks, accountability to more than just investors, controls on how profits and used and…Continue
The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills has recently launched an online procurement course, …Continue
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