Here you’ll find our most recent press releases keeping you up to date with our latest news, responses to events affecting the sector and our latest research. To view all of our press releases click here.

2020

SEUK response to the 2020 Budget – Our Chief Executive, Peter Holbrook, responds to the 2020 Budget.

Letter to the Editor of Manchester Evening News – A letter from SEUK CEO, Peter Holbrook, to the Manchester Evening News following reporting about an investment into SharpFutures – a Social Enterprise UK member.

Lord Victor Adebowale sets up Commission on Social Investment – Lord Victor Adebowale CBE, Chair of Social Enterprise UK, has announced the creation of a new Commission on Social Investment which will look at the future of this £3.5bn market and how it can support the growth of the social enterprise movement.

Statement on Government Reshuffle – Social Enterprise UK CEO, Peter Holbrook on the latest Government reshuffle which has seen Oliver Dowden named as Secretary of State at DCMS, the department where ministerial responsibility for social enterprise sits


2019

Creating a Social Enterprise Hive – Social Enterprise UK along with The School for Social Entrepreneurs, CAN and the Impact Hub Kings Cross are hoping to secure the long-term future of the social enterprise movement here in London.

Social Enterprise UK calls on PM to ditch business as usual to unleash Britain’s potential – Our response to the results of the 2019 General Election calling on the PM to ditch business as usual and support social enterprise

SEUK’s response to the Thomson Reuters Foundation latest research on the best places to be a social entrepreneur – Peter Holbrook, Chief Executive, Social Enterprise UK responds to the Thomson Reuters Foundation latest research on the best places to be a social entrepreneur, citing lack of government support as a reason the UK has dropped from third to thirteenth position.

Statement on Boris Johnson becoming Prime Minister –
Our statement to the new PM calling him to move responsibility for social enterprises from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to the Department for Business.

Social enterprises critical to solving UK public sector productivity crisis – A new report reveals that staff-owned social enterprises, also called “public service mutuals”, hold the key to solving the UK public sector’s productivity crisis.

SEUK welcomes new Institute for Impact Investing – Our statement welcoming the new Institute for Impact Investing


Revolution in procurement driving higher economic growth says report – A new report, Front and Centre – Putting Social Value at the Heart of Inclusive Growth, launched today (21 May 2019) by Social Enterprise UK has found that local councils are increasingly using procurement as a way to drive higher economic growth.


SAP backs social enterprises through £2 trillion procurement platform – Partnership with Social Enterprise UK to open up annual transaction value of £65 billion in the UK and help corporate buyers spend better with social enterprises.


Buy Social Corporate Challenge celebrates 3 years and growing trade for social enterprises– Achieving an impressive £65.2 million in cumulative spend since launched, the Corporate Challenge has seen a wave of new businesses sign up this year: ENGIE, Lendlease, Nationwide, SAP and Willmott Dixon.


Global developer Lendlease joins the Buy Social Corporate Challenge – Lendlease is the latest business to sign-up to the Buy Social Corporate Challenge – a ground-breaking initiative seeing leading companies aim to cumulatively spend £1 billion with social enterprises.


Jennifer Exon joins Social Enterprise UK as Director of Business and Enterprise – Jennifer Exon will be joining Social Enterprise UK (SEUK) as its Director of Business and Enterprise, heading up our business development team


Social enterprise at the heart of Labour’s economic policy making says Shadow Business Secretary– Rebecca Long-Bailey, the Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, told a summit on the future of business that Labour would be putting social enterprise at the heart of its economic policy making.