The need for Social Enterprise … and the fashion for passion

These days, we tend to talk freely and easily about social enterprise …   but do we really have a common understanding of what we mean by it? This was the thought that sprang to mind when I read recently of the demise of the ‘not-for-profit’ Hadrian’s Wall Trust as...

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Poverty in the UK … lies, damn lies and poor excuses

Confusion generally reigns in any conversation about statistics for poverty in the UK.  Is it child poverty, income poverty, fuel poverty, food poverty? Is it before or after housing costs? Is it relative or absolute poverty? The calculations are all different and can give a widely different picture of...

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