Guides & Publications
Below are our latest releases and most popular publications, including guides and business manuals.
How does discretionary business rate relief apply to social enterprises?
In collaboration with law firms Bates Wells & Braithwaite London LLP and Balfour & Manson LLP, we've produced this short piece of legal guidance summarising the current legislation on discretionary business rate relief and how it applies to social enterprises.
Start up your social enterprise
We’ve produced this highly practical guide – extracted from ‘Your Chance to Change the World’, a book by leading social entrepreneur Craig Dearden-Phillips – to give you the knowledge, confidence and inspiration to make your idea a reality.
Supported by SEUK partner, RBS
NEW guide to the Public Services (Social Value) Act
Social Enterprise UK has published a guide to social value and what the new law will mean in practice for public bodies, social enterprises and voluntary sector organisations.
The social enterprise guide for people in local government
This guide is for professionals working in local government. It explains how social enterprises can help meet local authorities’ strategic objectives, and gives practical advice about how to engage, procure and commission from social enterprises.
Social Enterprise UK 2011 Annual Review
Tells the highlights of our year, the sector's achievements and sets out the organisation's ambitious plans 2012.
Social Enterprise Explained
For people who are just getting interested in social enterprise, whether you want to start, buy from, invest in, commission from, or support social enterprises.
What makes a social enterprise a social enterprise?
A short paper is for anyone who’s interested in the main characteristics of a social enterprise - what it is and what it isn’t.
An Enterprising Future
For anyone working to provide children and young people’s services in the voluntary sector, who are interested in finding out more about the social enterprise model. Each section includes a case study to help illustrate the social enterprise approach.
Fightback Britain - national report on the social enterprise sector
Explains how the social enterprise sector is delivering on its immense promise. Findings show that the social enterprise sector is dynamic, attracting entrepreneurs, working in the UK’s most deprived communities to tackle the rootcauses of deprivation and, as a sector, is both out-pacing and out-innovating comparable SMEs.
Supported by Social Enterprise UK partner, the Co-operative Bank.
The Right to Run: For public sector staff thinking about setting up a mutual or social enterprise
There has been an upsurge in the level of interest in the transferring of public services into social enterprises and mutuals. But the journey to becoming a social enterprise brings challenges. This guide takes you through the stages involved and will help you decide if social enterprise is the right model for you.
Enjoy what you do: Work in social enterprise
People working in social enterprise say their jobs are rewarding because of the attached social or environmental purpose, and for many work is a vocation rather than an occupation. Find out whether social enterprise could be the career from you and read the stories of people already working in social enterprise and loving it.