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Protecting community assets (in England)

2023-09-29T10:01:24+00:00

Head of Policy and Communications, Chris Cowcher considers if enough is being done to support communities wanting to protect local assets? If the recent story of the fire at the Crooked House has taught us anything it is that there is still an interest in, and recognition of the importance of assets, [...]

Protecting community assets (in England)2023-09-29T10:01:24+00:00

Government calls for information from businesses on energy usage

2022-10-20T11:32:36+00:00

Plunkett urges community businesses to respond to Government energy survey by 30 October 2022 The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have published a new survey, calling on businesses to provide information about their energy usage and the impact of rising costs on operations and service provision. It is of [...]

Government calls for information from businesses on energy usage2022-10-20T11:32:36+00:00

Plunkett calls for a UK-wide Community Right to Buy

2024-05-13T10:37:29+00:00

Chris Cowcher, Head of Policy sets out a key policy ambition for Plunkett to support sector growth UK-wide. Download: Plunkett policy position statement - UK Community Right to Buy Earlier this year, when we were completing our research in to why the community-owned pub business model had not been adopted in many [...]

Plunkett calls for a UK-wide Community Right to Buy2024-05-13T10:37:29+00:00

Plunkett welcomes the Energy Bill Relief Scheme but more support still needed

2022-09-29T08:32:24+00:00

James Alcock, Plunkett Foundation’s Chief Executive responds to the announced energy price support for businesses. “After weeks of uncertainty and having received a growing number of calls from our members, expressing their concerns about the rising energy prices we were pleased to hear yesterday’s news, setting out a package of support for [...]

Plunkett welcomes the Energy Bill Relief Scheme but more support still needed2022-09-29T08:32:24+00:00

Dormant Assets – A potential source of future support for our sector?

2022-08-26T12:08:37+00:00

Plunkett Foundation is currently considering our response to a consultation about how the English portion of dormant assets funding should benefit broad social or environmental causes. The consultation runs until Sunday 9 October 2022, more information can be read via this link and we are keen to hear the views of our [...]

Dormant Assets – A potential source of future support for our sector?2022-08-26T12:08:37+00:00

Making the case to level-up rural communities

2022-08-26T11:42:53+00:00

If we genuinely are going to “level-up” the nation then “rural proofing” the Government’s programme of work is critical. On Tuesday evening shortly after the ministerial merry-go round had begun; which has ultimately led to the resignation of Boris Johnson, James Alcock (our CEO) and I attended an event in the House [...]

Making the case to level-up rural communities2022-08-26T11:42:53+00:00

Plunkett Foundation calls for a Community Right to Buy in Wales

2022-08-03T15:12:48+00:00

Plunkett Foundation has provided a written response to the Welsh Parliament: Local Government and Housing Committee Inquiry into community assets. Plunkett Foundation welcomes the inquiry into community assets across Wales. Community assets, such buildings, land and other service centres are so important in creating inclusive communities where people are proud to work [...]

Plunkett Foundation calls for a Community Right to Buy in Wales2022-08-03T15:12:48+00:00

UKSPF: Communities in Charge campaign

2022-08-03T15:14:36+00:00

Plunkett supports the "Communities in Charge" campaign which is being led by our partners Locality, along with Co-operatives UK and Power to Change. This campaign aims to ensure that the UKSPF, a vital post-Brexit replacement for EU structural funds supports local priorities and is accessible to community organisations. The long-awaited prospectus for the [...]

UKSPF: Communities in Charge campaign2022-08-03T15:14:36+00:00

Unlock the potential: Community Business in Places of Worship

2024-03-07T14:17:50+00:00

Plunkett is part of a coalition of organisations campaigning to promote the benefit of community businesses locating in places of worship. Places of worship can make great venues for community businesses; enterprises that trade for the benefit of the local community and are typically owned and run by local residents. On our website you [...]

Unlock the potential: Community Business in Places of Worship2024-03-07T14:17:50+00:00
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