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.

2018

"More of the same from a Government that is increasingly looking bereft of good ideas" - Our response to Matt Hancock's speech on the Civil Society Strategy 


SEUK Response to the New Action Plan for the VCSE Review - Our response to  publication of the new action plan for the VCSE Review, in which Simon Stevens, the CEO of NHS England, called for greater use of the Social Value Act


NatWest announced as new principle supporter of the Social Enterprise Places Programme, supporting the growth and development of social enterprisesWe are delighted to announce NatWest as the principle supporter for the Social Enterprise Places Programme, our ground-breaking programme recognising those areas using social enterprise to transform their local communities.


45million spent by corporates on social enterprises to change lives for marginalised communities - More than £45 million has been spent by UK Corporates on social enterprises, according to a new report from Social Enterprise UK (SEUK), on its pioneering initiative, the Buy Social Corporate Challenge, which is changing lives by redirecting Corporate supply chain spend into businesses which deliver social impact for some of the most deprived communities in the UK and around the world.


A new partnership between Zepbrook wholesalers and Social Enterprise UK is making it possible for businesses in London to help provide employment for the homeless with their coffee orders - The new Buy Social range from Zepbrook allows their customers to place orders for social enterprise products tackling a wide range of issues both in the UK and abroad.


“We are much more powerful than we can ever be alone” – Social Enterprise UK announces membership relaunch including free membership for start-ups and smaller social enterprises SocialEUK is supporting the growing number of UK start-ups by removing the member fee for smaller social enterprises, enabling them to join the largest social enterprise network in the world.


SEUK response to the call for evidence for the Civil Society StrategyOur response to the Call for Evidence for the Civil Society Strategy announced by the Government on 27 February.


SEUK welcomes Claire Dove as the the Crown Representative for the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector Our patron and former Chair, Claire Dove OBE DL, has been appointed as the Crown Representative for the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector.


Social Enterprises Impact Gender Inequality, Poverty and Employment Diversity – But Need Help to Survive in Post-Brexit Britain, New Report Reveals - Our ‘Trading for Good’ report shows the important impact social enterprises are having on some of the poorest communities in the UK and calls for more to be done to encourage Government, funders and the public to ensure social enterprises are supported.


Social Enterprise UK expands its teamSocial Enterprise UK is expanding its team welcoming Dr Claire Mansfield, as director of research, and Professor Jo Pritchard MBE, as director of health and social care.


SEUK response to the Government’s dormant asset distributionOur response to the Government's announcement that £330 million is to be unlocked from dormant accounts to tackle societal challenges


2017

Charlie Wigglesworth confirmed as New Deputy CEO for Social Enterprise UK We are delighted to announce that Charlie Wigglesworth will take on the role of Deputy CEO at Social Enterprise UK from the beginning of January 2018


Government missing a trick with £243bn public sector spending by not addressing procurement in Industrial Strategy In a report written with the author of the Social Value Act, we call on the Act to be extended to all public sector expenditure 


A step forward, not a step change - Response to the Industrial Strategy Our response to the Industrial Strategy