Blog: Policy

Coastal High Street Tracker: Four key insights so far

18 June 2021

Earlier on this year, we launched our Coastal High Street Tracker with Power to Change and the Architectural Heritage Fund. With the May 2021 data just in, our Policy Lead Will Thomson looks back at the data and shares some key insights so far.

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.

Three ways swapping debt for equity can aid the UK’s economic recovery

25 February 2021

With Chancellor Rishi Sunak due to deliver his Budget next week, the future of many indebted businesses hangs in the balance. Our Policy Lead Will Thomson shares some possible bold interventions in line with the ambition we want to see next week.

Why ‘where’ matters: 4 questions we’re hoping to answer on place

24 November 2020

With our latest impact report soon to launch, our Policy Lead Will Thomson shares some of our latest thinking on place, and how this is informing our decision-making .

Levelling Up Our Communities: our view on the new report from Danny Kruger MP

25 September 2020

Following the publication of Danny Kruger's report on civil society and levelling up communities, our Policy Lead Will Thomson shares some thoughts on what this means for our work and the wider social investment landscape.

Strong social infrastructure can level up left-behind places: here's how

11 September 2020

One month on from launching our Futurebuilders Learnings, our Policy Lead Will Thomson explores the value of social infrastructure and how patient, flexible capital can help left-behind places to level up.

The time is now for social value

22 May 2018

As the consultation on the Civil Society Strategy closes our Chair, Rt Hon Hazel Blears, considers the impact of the Social Value Act and how it can be used to build a more inclusive economy and strengthen our public services.

The lessons of the Lords Charities report

31 March 2017

The House of Lords Select Committee on Charities published its report this week. Jonathan Jenkins, our outgoing Chief Executive, gave oral evidence to the Lords and as he moves on he reflects on the report and the potential for change.

Discussing social investment in the House of Lords

3 November 2016

Our Chief Executive Jonathan Jenkins was invited by the House of Lords to give evidence to the Select Committee on Charities. He blogs on this fascinating (if slightly nerve-wracking) experience.

What is the future for social investment finance intermediaries?

16 October 2015
Jonathan Jenkins, then Chief Executive of Social Investment Business, discusses how the results of ICRF demonstrated the value of social investment intermediaries and the questionmarks over their future.
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