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The Big Society page brings together resources and news on the coalition policy. Big Society is the flagship policy idea of the 2010 Conservative Party general election manifesto and forms part of the legislative programme of the Conservative – Liberal Democrat Coalition Agreement.

UK social economy: Francis Maude speech

The Minister for Cabinet Office spoke at Chivas Strathisla distillery on the UK as a global hub for social enterprise and social investment.

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Survey providers of learning and skills in the third sector

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has commissioned a partnership to carry out research examining the role of the VCS in bo

Big Society Capital launched

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has officially launched the £600million social investment wholesaler Big Society Capital. Big Society Capital will invest in organisations that lend money to charities and social enterprises. It is funded with money from unclaimed assets in dormant bank accounts, believed to be worth around £400million over the next four years, and with £200million from four major high-street banks. The organisation has been ready to start lending since the New Year, but has been awaiting approvals from the Financial Services Authority and the Cabinet Office.


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