2017 news and events from the European Services Strategy Unit.

News and events from 2017.

Social Enterprise plans wage cuts, redundancies and service closures
Somerset County Council plans to transfer the Council’s Learning Disabilities Provider Service to a new social enterprise established by Dimensions (UK) Ltd in April 2017. The service has an annual budget of nearly £30m and 1,160 staff. The social enterprise has announced plans to reduce all terms and conditions for the whole workforce, impose immediate redundancies, and to ‘redesign’ services with closures. This brief analysis highlights the risks and potential dire consequences of transferring services to social enterprises and arms length companies.
2017-02-06 16:34:00
Social Impact Bond investors profit from deporting London rough sleepers
The London Homelessness Social Impact Bond was designed to reduce rough sleeping, but led to two charities to work in partnership with Home Office agencies to ‘reconnect’ non-UK nationals by voluntary repatriation, administrative removal or deportation. This ESSU briefing raises critical issues for non-profits engaging in core state functions.
2017-03-12 10:43:33


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