Policy

We actively seek to create an environment in which the community business sector will thrive, which means championing community ownership and advocating for the sector, to create a supportive policy, funding and advisory landscape for community businesses to operate within. Above all, we want to create a smoother journey for communities to set up community businesses and make it easier for those already running them.

You can find out more about our policy work, and feed in to our consultation responses below.

  • July 20, 2022
    Plunkett responds to Labour's levelling-up plans
  • July 8, 2022
    Making the case to level-up rural communities
  • June 24, 2022
    Plunkett Foundation calls for a Community Right to Buy...
  • May 25, 2022
    UKSPF: Communities in Charge campaign
  • May 13, 2022
    A review of the Queen's Speech
  • March 29, 2022
    Representing the interests of members
  • March 23, 2022
    The Spring Budget Statement
  • February 14, 2022
    Levelling Up White Paper and community-owned businesses
  • January 25, 2022
    Keep it in the Community - Plunkett launches an...
  • December 15, 2021
    Local Food For All
  • October 28, 2021
    Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021: Reflections from the...
  • October 26, 2021
    Plunkett Foundation submission to the Autumn Spending Review.
  • July 21, 2021
    Unlocking the potential of community business to boost the...
  • May 28, 2021
    Plunkett responds to cross-parliamentary inquiry into COVID-19 impact on...
  • April 29, 2021
    Plunkett's commentary on Scottish elections May 2021
  • April 21, 2021
    "Community Rights" needed in Wales to protect local assets...
  • March 12, 2021
    Government's Right to Regenerate must offer genuine benefit for...
  • January 19, 2021
    Plunkett calls for barriers to government-backed loan schemes to...
  • January 19, 2021
    Plunkett supports proposal for a Minister for Hospitality
  • December 15, 2020
    Plunkett pushes for community business to be at the...
  • November 30, 2020
    Maintaining Access to Cash – Plunkett responds to HM...
  • October 29, 2020
    Plunkett’s response to the government’s Planning White Paper