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Social Investment Tax Relief – a missed opportunity for housing

For many 17 July passed just like any day.  It however marked a missed opportunity to make a significant contribution to helping open a new avenue for the funding of much needed social and affordable housing. For those who missed it, … Continue reading

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Building a Business Case for Prevention

The duty to help those in greatest need today rightly trumps tomorrow’s problems. But this means that high spending on today’s problems leaves little money to spend on tomorrow’s problems. So how we find the resources to prevent tomorrow’s problems … Continue reading

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£30 million for new Social Impact Bonds Announced

Toby Eccles, founder and development director at Social Finance, comments on today’s announcement that the government will launch £30m of new Social Impact Bonds to help young homeless people into accommodation and support vulnerable 14-17 year olds: “The Government’s announcement … Continue reading

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Peterborough SIB – a success or a failure?

Originally posted on Musings on Finance and Social Change:
If you are a Social Impact Bond (SIB) aficionado, you will already know by now that the Peterborough SIB will no longer be a SIB for its third and final cohort.…

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Social Finance Statement – Peterborough Social Impact Bond

As announced today, the Ministry of Justice has proposed an alternative funding arrangement for Peterborough Social Impact Bond (SIB) in light of the expected introduction of a new approach to UK probation and rehabilitation services at the end of 2014. … Continue reading

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Of Ants and Aphids: How can our market make the most of Social Investment Tax Relief?

We are delighted to see that the government has created a level playing field between commercial and social enterprises by setting a rate of 30% income tax relief for the Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR). This is the same level … Continue reading

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Our Response to Social Investment Tax Relief Announcement in Budget 2014

As of 6 April 2014, individual investors in small social enterprises can benefit from the new Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) set at a rate of 30% income tax relief.  This is the same level as the rate for the … Continue reading

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EATING ONE’S CAKE

I have been of the opinion for quite some time that it is possible to achieve substantial social and/or environmental impact alongside market rates of return.  To have one’s fairtrade cake and eat it, so to speak.  Not in all … Continue reading

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Lisbon Calling!

We are delighted to be supporting the Social Investment Laboratory (SI Lab) which launches in Lisbon this afternoon and can be followed on a live stream from 5.30pm (GMT). The SI Lab is a social venture created by the Social … Continue reading

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Energise and Teens and Toddlers Social Impact Bonds – The First Year

In October 2012 Social Finance was awarded two Social Impact Bond (SIB) contracts from the Department of Work and Pensions Innovation Fund. Today we are publishing a report looking at the first year of operations for the Energise and Teens … Continue reading

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