The June SEAP Survey looked in more depth at business rates, social enterprises working in the criminal justice system and to what extent social enterprises were involved in the running of sustainable and community transport. It also looked at Government repayable finance support schemes and the overall health of the sector well over a year into the pandemic.
Key findings include:
- Over time, growth expectations are remaining positive and fewer social enterprises are uncertain about their future.
- A reduction in business rates might benefit 23,000 social enterprises and mean £300 million more could be reinvested back into communities, helping to level up the country and address social and environmental issues.
- 14% of social enterprises may need additional support to repay emergency government COVID loans.