Social Enterprise Barometer – Winter 2021/2022

The Winter 2021/2022 SEAP Barometer focused on the fallout from the Omicron variant of COVID-19 and the easing of COVID restrictions. 55% of social enterprises told us that COVID-related uncertainty was one of their biggest worries for the first half of 2022.

Concerns were not just about restrictions, but also staffing (including ill health), demand, and general inability to plan and to secure income. The research also found that social enterprises were less likely to be making a loss than other businesses and that cashflow positions had remained steady.