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Plunkett calls for barriers to government-backed loan schemes to be removed for community and social enterprises

2021-01-19T13:55:39+00:00

Today Plunkett, along with other social enterprise support organisations, is responding to information provided by our members in a recent survey on COVID-19 financial support, led by UnLtd. Together we are working to influence the government to ensure that the support packages can work for you.   We know that community [...]

Plunkett calls for barriers to government-backed loan schemes to be removed for community and social enterprises2021-01-19T13:55:39+00:00

Plunkett supports proposal for a Minister for Hospitality

2021-01-19T11:45:25+00:00

The UK hospitality industry provides around 3 million jobs and generates £130 billion, resulting in £38bn in taxation. However, unlike the Arts or Sports, there is no dedicated Minister for Hospitality. In light of the increasing challenges faced by the hospitality sector during the pandemic, there are now calls for such a Minister to [...]

Plunkett supports proposal for a Minister for Hospitality2021-01-19T11:45:25+00:00

James Alcock: A new chapter of hope and positivity lies ahead

2020-12-17T16:53:19+00:00

The cusp of any new year is an opportunity to look forward with renewed hope, positivity and anticipation - and this year is no exception. Based on the extraordinary events of 2020, and truly spectacular response of rural community businesses, I can clearly see the opportunities for community businesses in 2021 - new and [...]

James Alcock: A new chapter of hope and positivity lies ahead2020-12-17T16:53:19+00:00

Plunkett pushes for community business to be at the heart of Scottish Government’s five-year research strategy

2020-12-15T12:05:15+00:00

The Scottish Government recently published a Draft Strategy for Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Research that will run from 2022-2027. This is an ambitious multidisciplinary programme with a budget of around £48 million a year. Its programme is divided into five main themes: Plant and animal health Sustainable food system and supply Human impacts [...]

Plunkett pushes for community business to be at the heart of Scottish Government’s five-year research strategy2020-12-15T12:05:15+00:00