"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

Our response to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Matt Hancock's speech on the Civil Society Strategy which makes positive statements on social value but is short on ambition in recognising the potential of social enterprise.Read more

SEUK Response to the New Action Plan for the VCSE Review

Our response on the publication of the new action plan for the VCSE Review.Read more

NatWest announced as new principal supporter of the Social Enterprise Places Programme, supporting the growth and development of social enterprises

We are delighted to announce NatWest as the principal supporter for the Social Enterprise Places Programme, our ground-breaking programme recognising those areas using social enterprise to transform their local communitiesRead more

£45 million 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.Read more

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 abroadRead more

SEUK response to the call for evidence for the Civil Society Strategy

Our response to the Call for Evidence for the Civil Society Strategy announced by the Government on 27 February.Read more

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 SectorRead more

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 2018Read more

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 expenditureRead more

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

Our response to the Industrial StrategyRead more

SEUK response to the 2017 Budget

Peter Holbrook replies to the 2017 BudgetRead more

Nick Temple, Deputy CEO of SEUK, has been appointed new Chief Executive of Social Investment Business (SIB)

Nick Temple, Deputy CEO of Social Enterprise UK, has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of Social Investment Business (SIB). He will be leaving Social Enterprise UK at the end of December to take up his new position at SIB in January 2018.Read more

Business and civil society leaders form partnership to tackle societal challenges

Leaders from business and civil society organisations have come together to create an Inclusive Economy Partnership that will tackle significant challenges facing our society.Read more

Developing a social enterprise hive for London

Social Enterprise UK has had a long-held ambition to acquire a building that can help bring the concept of social enterprise to life for members of the public, potential supporters and our broader range of stakeholders.Read more

SEUK's response to the Queen's Speech

Our response to the June 2017 Queen's Speech.Read more

We welcome Tracey Crouch MP as new Sports and Civil Society Minister

Our CEO, Peter Holbrook, welcomes the appointment of the new Sports and Civil Society Minister Tracey Crouch MPRead more

SEUK Patron Michael Sheen writes open letter to all candidates standing for office at the June General Election

Michael Sheen, Patron of Social Enterprise UK pens an open letter, addressed to all candidates standing for office at the June General Election, urging them to support a social economy.Read more

Only a minority of NHS commissioners making active use of Social Value Act

New research conducted by ourselves and National Voices found that only 13% of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) can clearly show that they are actively committed to pursuing social value in their procurement and commissioning decisions.Read more

Buy Social Corporate Challenge one year on

The Buy Social Corporate Challenge, launched at Downing Street last year, is celebrating its one year anniversary. This ground-breaking initiative is seeing some of the UK’s largest businesses use their spending power to effect positive change in communities, both in the UK and abroad by committing to collectively spend £1 billion with social enterprises by 2020.Read more

Taking back control – The Social Economy Alliance launches a manifesto for an inclusive economy

The Social Economy Alliance, representing hundreds of social enterprises, co-operatives, charities, investors, entrepreneurs, trusts and associations has launched its manifesto for the General Election.Read more

Michael Sheen joins Social Enterprise UK as Patron

Actor and social activist Michael Sheen will be joining Social Enterprise UK as patron and supporter, working with the organisation to promote and champion social enterprise models that can help tackle our most pressing challengesRead more

Lord Victor Adebowale CBE announced as new Chair of Social Enterprise UK

Lord Victor Adebowale CBE has been named new Chair of Social Enterprise UK, the national body for social enterprises.Read more

SEUK's New Year wishlist for Government

Peter Holbrook's New Year wishlist for Government Departments on how they can best support social enterprises and the wider social economy.Read more