Plunkett Foundation is a member of the Post Office Advisory Group, the consumer watchdog for postal services which is convened by Citizens Advice. Last week, Plunkett responded to a draft consumer workplan published by Citizens Advice, which outlines their advocacy priorities related to post office policy for the coming year. In a rapidly changing [...]
Plunkett's community business manager Alison Macklin looks at the importance of choosing a legal structure.
As the national lockdown closed the doors of businesses across the country, one newly opened rural community shop in East Yorkshire showed innovation and adaptability to remain open and provide community spirit and vital supplies to those who needed them more than ever.
Coronavirus: A message to community businesses from James Alcock, Chief Executive of the Plunkett Foundation.
Plunkett adviser Alan Collard explores and explains the Public Works Loan Board, which gives town and parish councils (in England) and town and community councils (in Wales), the ability to borrow large sums, for long periods, at historically low and fixed interest rates.
Harriet English, head of engagement at the Plunkett Foundation, calls for people to be given the power to prosper after Brexit.
This week saw the nation celebrating village halls as part of ACRE’s Village Halls Week, a campaign recognising the value and contribution made by the 10,000 village halls that can be found across England, their volunteers and the huge difference they make to the communities they serve.
Community shops can sometimes take months, even years, to go from the initial idea to opening the doors. But in Brent Knoll, Somerset, when the coronavirus crisis struck the community decided they needed the shop immediately - and managed to open their 'emergency shop' shop in days.