Social investment doubled in last year
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‘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.’
Consistency in funding the ‘alternative’ to mainstream finance is needed as demand grows
We are the facilitator in the middle, uniting the finance and the providers with the borrowers.
Investment will be targeted at innovative housing developments
A two-tier financial system now exists in the UK, says Fionn Travers-Smith
Alternative finance – crowdfunding, community shares and peer-to-peer lending – is increasingly playing a role in local economic development. New research by Mark Davis and Tim Braunholtz-Speight from the Bauman Institute in Leeds assesses the potential of decentralised finance.
Although further devolution of tax and spending power is to be welcomed, a system limited to the fiscal devolution of business rates alone has significant limitations.
In the coming years, we will have to confront a series of troubling questions about our over-centralised economy, and the result may be a radical shift in the way we spend public money.
There’s growing acceptance of the fact that sending legions of support workers into a troubled community can confuse, not cure, the social ills that beset them. The Charles Burrell Centre is an example of just how effective it can be to start with the people and work out.