New Scottish Parliament policy forum for social enterprise

Section: Policy into PracticeType: News Item Date Published: 25th June 2018

The proposed Cross-Party Group (CPG) on Social Enterprise has now been approved by the Scottish Parliament.

Open to all, the CPG will be an opportunity for social entrepreneurs to connect with MSPs and drive forward the growth of social enterprise.

Ben Macpherson, SNP MSP for Edinburgh Northern and Leith, has been elected as Convener of the group, with Rachael Hamilton of the Scottish Conservatives and Andy Wightman of the Scottish Greens as Vice Conveners.

Duncan Thorp, Spokesperson for Social Enterprise Scotland, said:

“It’s great news that the revival of the CPG on Social Enterprise has now been approved by The Scottish Parliament. Driving forward a fair, inclusive economy can only be achieved with a substantial increase in the number of social enterprises.”

Ben Macpherson MSP said:

“It’s clear how much appetite there is in our communities to consume in a more ethical, responsible and environmentally friendly way – and the social enterprise sector is growing in response to that demand.”

The news comes as the new Social Enterprise Strategy and Action Plans are implemented and the Social Enterprise World Forum (this link will take you away from our website) returns to Edinburgh in September.

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