Why town and parish councils are the ‘closest tier of local government to communities’.
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‘This is not about individual social entrepreneurs operating from churches but looking at how democratic forms of enterprise can help churches renew their social purpose’.
Councils which fail to tap into the power in communities will really struggle.
The most challenging issue for us is around skills.
If local authorities want to unlock the potential of the third sector, then they need to rethink the way they engage
‘As inequality becomes a more pressing challenge, co-operatives will develop an even greater USP as they are the ones who can pre-distribute wealth and power’.
The big challenges cannot be solved just by the state, they have to be done through collaborative engagement.
‘Social enterprise can be an engine of growth as long as you don’t adopt the idea of meritocracy where the more educated and able rise to the top.’
The market is not going to bring housing costs down.
Kick-starting a debate about the need for decent work