Consultations

Plunkett at the Conservative Party Conference

2022-10-14T16:14:09+00:00

Harriet English, Head of Engagement provides an insight to our work in Birmingham earlier this week. Birmingham looked magnificent in the sunshine as we arrived for the Conservative Party Conference on Monday morning. With it taking place at the grand International Convention Centre (ICC), which is right next to the amazing new [...]

Plunkett at the Conservative Party Conference2022-10-14T16:14:09+00:00

Keep it in the Community update 2022

2022-10-14T15:58:57+00:00

Joe Hesketh, Plunkett's Data Manager provides an update on our refreshed directory of assets of community value Launched in January 2022, Keep it in the Community (KIITC) is an online database of all community assets in England, such as pubs, shops and land, that have been nominated or registered as an Asset of [...]

Keep it in the Community update 20222022-10-14T15:58:57+00:00

Plunkett at the Labour Party Conference

2022-09-29T16:19:07+00:00

Chris Cowcher, Head of Policy shares his experience of being in Liverpool earlier this week. What a week it has been. Following on from the Government’s fiscal event last week and all that has followed since, we’ve found ourselves in party conference season. James Alcock (our CEO) and I have been in [...]

Plunkett at the Labour Party Conference2022-09-29T16:19:07+00:00

Plunkett Foundation calls for a UK-wide Community Right to Buy

2023-01-12T16:45:53+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 Foundation calls for a UK-wide Community Right to Buy2023-01-12T16:45:53+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

Energy price crisis: There is no quick fix, but we must act now

2022-08-26T16:14:36+00:00

Plunkett’s Chief Executive, James Alcock, responds to the cost of living and energy price crises facing community-owned businesses. We are seeing so much in the media about individual households being affected by the energy price crisis, and calls on government to help, but we know from first-hand, that businesses are affected too [...]

Energy price crisis: There is no quick fix, but we must act now2022-08-26T16:14:36+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

Plunkett responds to Labour’s levelling-up plans

2022-08-03T15:15:28+00:00

Plunkett’s Chief Executive, James Alcock, responds to the Labour party's commitment to a 'Community Right to Buy' and levelling up plans. At a risk of preaching to the already converted, community businesses (businesses which are genuinely owned and run democratically by members of their local community) are already playing a significant role [...]

Plunkett responds to Labour’s levelling-up plans2022-08-03T15:15:28+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
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