Consultations

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

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

A review of the Queen’s Speech

2022-05-13T09:00:07+00:00

Chris Cowcher, Plunkett's Head of Policy & Communications, provides a response to the Queen's Speech Whilst the sight of Prince Charles delivering the speech to mark the State Opening of Parliament earlier this week; in place of the Queen, offered a unique sight for spectators of this grand ceremony there wasn’t actually [...]

A review of the Queen’s Speech2022-05-13T09:00:07+00:00

Representing the interests of members

2022-03-29T13:41:44+00:00

Chris Cowcher, Plunkett's Head of Policy & Communications, outlines our approach to advocacy work Plunkett Foundation, as a membership body, represents the interests of our membership and the wider community business sector through our policy and advocacy work. This includes responding to consultations, submitting evidence to committees and directly engaging with stakeholders [...]

Representing the interests of members2022-03-29T13:41:44+00:00

The Spring Budget Statement

2022-05-13T08:55:58+00:00

Chris Cowcher, Plunkett's Head of Policy & Communications, considers the impact of Spring Budget Statement for community-owned businesses The backdrop facing Rishi Sunak’s and his Spring Statement; delivered in the House of Commons yesterday afternoon, could not have been made more clear than by the announcement that UK inflation had hit 6.2% [...]

The Spring Budget Statement2022-05-13T08:55:58+00:00

Levelling Up White Paper and community-owned businesses

2022-03-25T09:04:57+00:00

Chris Cowcher, Plunkett's Head of Policy & Communications, shares his reflections on the Levelling Up White Paper and what it means for community-owned businesses We are nearly a fortnight on from the publication of the Government’s much talked about Levelling Up White Paper, a document packed full of detail and spread over [...]

Levelling Up White Paper and community-owned businesses2022-03-25T09:04:57+00:00

Keep it in the Community – Plunkett launches an online directory of community assets

2022-03-08T14:12:21+00:00

Plunkett launches an online directory of assets of community value - ACVs 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 Community Value (ACV). First set up by mySociety, [...]

Keep it in the Community – Plunkett launches an online directory of community assets2022-03-08T14:12:21+00:00
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