Blog: Mar 2021

Community hands are tied: why commissioning must be de-centralised to deliver community-led services

25 March 2021

This week, criticism of the ‘levelling up' agenda has surfaced from the Industrial Strategy Council. Our Deputy CEO Genevieve Maitland Hudson shares why we need to give more thought to what the 'hands of local communities' means in practice.

UK Budget 2021 explained: what the Chancellor’s plans mean for the social economy

3 March 2021

After a whirlwind of social media rumours and red ‘Budget box’ photo calls, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has now revealed the latest Budget. So, now that the word is out, what can we expect to see for the social economy? Our Policy Lead Will Thomson shares a breakdown.

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