As a new pilot attempts to join up the dots of community finance, Clare Goff asks whether the time is ripe for an alternative finance revolution
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Miller’s ‘mistake’ has made it terribly embarrassing to go bragging about how you’re going to force benefit cheats to sell their homes, hence Penning’s moment in the limelight slunk back into the shadows.
ISSUE 520, APRIL 2014 *SPECIAL FOCUS ON COMMUNITY FINANCE*
Local economies have some way to go before they translate economic success into social improvements. Many of our local economies lack resilience says the Centre for Local Economic Strategies
The Canadian Community Economic Development Network unites organisations committed to transformative place-based social and economic change across Canada. Together they are articulating a new local economics, as chief executive Michael Toye explains.
The Ulster Community Investment Trust is plugging the gap as government retreats and banks withdraw finance. Trudi Dunbar explains
Given the current financial and social environment, local political leaders have to be ready to listen, to let go and to support communities and local groups. Equally they have to be ready and willing to change their minds in the face of local opposition and/or clear evidence that their ideas will not be sustainable.
Suburbs (and the poverty within them) warrant greater attention, not least from ministers and Whitehall officials. With most people in poverty living in suburbs there needs to be a much better understanding of poverty in suburbia. We need to know more about the drivers of poverty by place so we can prevent the problems in the first place.
Low income areas in the US are no longer 'redlined' by banks, thanks to the introduction of the Community Reinvestment Act in the 70s. Could similar legislation halt the rise of payday lenders in the UK?