This Manifesto reflects the dynamism and growing self confidence of Scotland’s fast growing £2bn social enterprise business movement outlines the opportunity for social enterprises to be a strategic part of the next UK Government’s recovery plan and urges the Government to reflect this in their policies.
The Coalition calls on Government to actively support this growth and development through:
more resources and additional support for social enterprises
tailored financial packages and ethical banking practices
further linkage between the benefits of social enterprise and the employability agenda
ensuring public sector procurement leads the way in requesting community benefit clauses
- embedding the green agenda further in to business practice