Social Enterprise APPG

First Registered: 29/09/2015 • Last updated on: 17/11/2021

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To showcase social enterprises and discuss issues important to the social enterprise sector.

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Recent Documents related to Social Enterprise

1. Enterprise Investment Scheme, Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme and Social Investment Tax Relief: May 2021
27/05/2021 - HM Revenue & Customs
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Found: Statistics Enterprise Investment Scheme, Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme and Social Investment Tax

2. Community interest companies: guidance chapters
14/11/2019 - Office of the Regulator of Community Interest Companies
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Found: ....... ................................ 5 Social Banks ................................ .....

3. Impact of COVID-19 on the charity sector
03/04/2020 - Inquiry: Impact of Covid-19 on the charity sector - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: by Social Enterprise UK DCMS Select Committee Written Evidence – COVID-19 impact on the social enterprise

4. Community Investment Tax Relief (CITR): accreditation of Community Development Finance Institutions
17/10/2019 - HM Revenue & Customs
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Found: 31/03/2019 Artshare (Social Help Association for Reinvesting in Enterprise) Ltd B CRS Business

5. Economic impact of coronavirus
20/04/2020 - Inquiry: Economic impact of coronavirus - Treasury Committee
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Found: Evidence COVID -19 & Social Enterprise Sector What is a social enterprise ? Social enterprises are businesses

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Social Enterprise

1. Schools: Careers Advice
19/06/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: advice are key to opening up horizons and increasing social mobility. Network bases and contacts from the world - Speech Link
2: the skills they need to succeed. The Careers & Enterprise Company was established to work with schools - Speech Link
3: one to one and in small groups, linked to the enterprise advisers, so that there is a cluster of help - Speech Link

2. Careers Education for Students
06/09/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: I served, described it as “patchy”; later, the Social Mobility Committee found that it was “failing young - Speech Link
2: prepare them for this changed world, regardless of social class, ethnicity or gender. We must look to every - Speech Link

3. Social Enterprise
10/01/2017 - Lords Chamber

1: supporting social enterprises as part of building an economy that works for everyone. Social Enterprise UK estimates - Speech Link
2: on the sharing society that she mentioned social enterprise on 10 occasions—so it looks as though we are - Speech Link
3: him one day when he is doing that. As for social enterprise, we are strengthening it—and we are doing - Speech Link

4. Co-operative and Mutual Businesses
27/06/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: Nationwide and the Co-operative Group through to social enterprises, credit unions, energy co-ops, community - Speech Link
2: critical markets, that they create diversity and enterprise, that they take a long-term view, and that they - Speech Link
3: redeveloped by the enterprise Coin Street Community Builders. It now contains five floors of social housing run - Speech Link

5. Enterprise Zones: Waveney
08/12/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: That this House has considered the future of enterprise zones in Waveney.It is a pleasure to serve - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Social Enterprise
1. Social Enterprise World Forum
asked by: Baroness Barker
...To ask Her Majesty's Government which minister will represent them at the Social Enterprise World Forum in Ethiopia in October 2019.

2. Enterprise Zones
asked by: Gregory Campbell
... if he will make an assessment of the effectiveness of the operation of Enterprise Zones to help those zones that have been less successful.

3. Enterprise Zones
asked by: Gregory Campbell
... if he undertake a review of Enterprise Zones to date to establish whether further steps can be taken to increase their effectiveness.

4. Enterprise Advisers
asked by: Baroness Garden of Frognal
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial arrangements the Careers and Enterprise Company have made for the expansion of Enterprise Adviser Networks.

5. Local Enterprise Partnerships
asked by: Mike Amesbury
... what recent assessment he has made of the (a) effect of LEPs on their constituent areas and (b) the short and medium term future of LEPs.

Latest Questions
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10 Current APPG Officers
Baroness Thornton Portrait
Baroness Thornton
Honorary Secretary
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 29th September 2015
Lord Adebowale Portrait
Lord Adebowale
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 13th February 2019
Lord Bird Portrait
Lord Bird
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 7th August 2020
Earl of Devon Portrait
Earl of Devon
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Peter Bottomley Portrait
Peter Bottomley
Vice Chair
Conservative - Worthing West
Joined: 28th September 2017
70 APPG Memberships
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Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Alex Sobel MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 8295.


Public Enquiry Point:

Liz Minns, Social Enterprise UK, 139 Tooley Street, London SE1 2HZ. Tel: 020 3589 4951



Social Enterprise UK acts as the group's secretariat.

Group's Website:

Benefits in Kind
13 Feb 2020
Amey plc
Event & reception
20 Jan 2020
Social Enterprise UK
Secretariat   From : 20/01/2020 To : 19/01/2021
6 Sep 2018
Social Enterprise UK
Secretariat   From : 06/09/2018 To : 05/09/2019

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Social Enterprise APPG

Former APPG Officers
Chris White Portrait
Chris White
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Former Member for Warwick and Leamington
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Anna Turley Portrait
Anna Turley
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Former Member for Redcar
Joined: 12th October 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships