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We keep up to date, constantly scanning the horizon via our professional memberships and newsletters, and of course, the internet, for any news items affecting our sector: third sector issues and sustainability, funding, business news and trends, and self-employment issues and any developments that may be useful for our clients.

Funding to help social enterprises recover

The National Lottery Community Fund has announced a £16.3 million grant fund to support social enterprises that have been affected by the pandemic. The Social Enterprise Support Fund will offer grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 to eligible organisations in England. Read More...( Opens in a new tab)

Charities lost almost £8.6m to fraud

Charities lost almost £8.6 million to fraud in 2020/21, according to figures published by the Charity Commission. Over 1,000 separate incidents of fraud were reported by charities between April 2020 and March 2021. Read More...( Opens in a new tab)

Social enterprises more resilient than private sector

Social enterprises were more likely to have achieved higher turnover and less likely to have lost money during the Covid-19 crisis compared with small private sector firms. This is according to a report by Social Enterprise UK, which revealed that 44% of social enterprises reported an increase in turnover compared to 18% of private sector firms. Read More...( Opens in a new tab)

Record number of social enterprises

More than 12,000 social enterprises were created in 2020, according to a report by Social Enterprise UK. The report reveals that there are more than 100,000 social enterprises contributing £60 billion a year to the UK economy and employing two million people. Read More...( Opens in a new tab)

Do Your Own Thing – The Tea Monkey Cafe Bar

Jules Locke decided she wanted to be her own boss. She enrolled on SEE Ahead's Do Your Own Thing self employment programme and the workshops gave her the confidence and knowledge to set up her own business. She is now the owner of a cafe bar based in Elland. Read More...( Opens in a new tab)

Do Your Own Thing – Self Employment Programme

Our FREE friendly 14-week course starts October 2021. Contact Louanne at SEE Ahead for further information or to book onto the course: and 07980 292146 Read More...( Opens in a new tab)

Tax reporting rules simplified

The Government has announced changes to the tax system that will make it easier for small businesses to complete their returns. The changes, which will come into force by 2023, mean businesses will be taxed on profits arising in a tax year, rather than profits of accounts ending in the tax year. The changes should result in small businesses and the self-employed spending less time filing their returns and align the way self-employed profits are taxed with other forms of income, such as property and investment income. Read More...( Opens in a new tab)

New Acas advice on hybrid working

Acas has published new advice to help employers consider whether hybrid working could be an option for their workplace and how to introduce it fairly. Hybrid working is where staff split their time between working remotely and in their employer's workplace. The advice includes tips for employers on how to consult with staff to discuss practical considerations, create a hybrid working policy and handle staff requests for hybrid working. Read More...( Opens in a new tab)

SEE Ahead 10th Anniversary

SEE Ahead – 10th Anniversary!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SEE Ahead! Wow – I cannot believe it’s 10 years since we incorporated! Back in early 2011, we knew the government was going to pull the plug on funded business support, but we also knew there was a need for what we did.  We are passionate about social enterprise & the VCSE sector and knew that the advice and support that they needed had to be given by people who understood the sector.  A contract was advertised, and we knew we could deliver it…. so that was it: a Business Plan was written, some strategic planning undertaken, and we were a social enterprise and a registered company before we knew it! And the rest is history, as they say, however we did not get the contract so more thinking and planning was needed. Read More...( Opens in a new tab)
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