Bates Wells supports call by SEUK for new social enterprise ministerial role

Following the resignation of Tracey Crouch as Minister for Civil Society, Social Enterprise UK (SEUK) have issued a call to action asking the Prime Minister to create a dedicated Minister for Social Enterprise and Inclusive Economy in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Luke Fletcher, partner in Bates Wells’ Charities & Social Enterprise team, joins many other leading individuals across the social enterprise sector in supporting the case for a new ministerial role which puts the inclusive economy at its heart of its work.

The call is made in a letter from SEUK which explains why creating this new position will not only help the Government to live up to its promise to “build an inclusive economy that works for everyone”, but will also play a crucial role in “developing a much stronger partnership” between the social enterprise sector and government.

SEUK’s letter also argues that “creating a new Minister for Social Enterprise and Inclusive Economy will reenergise the government’s mission for economic reform and give the public confidence that things are going to change.”

If you’d like to check out the other points raised in SEUK’s letter, you can read it in its entirety by clicking here.

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