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News from CFE
- CFE to launch prison entrepreneurship programme at reform prison HMP Ranby
The Centre has secured National Offender Management grant funding to pilot a prison entrepreneurship programme in one of the six flagship “reform” prisons. Delivered in partnership with local enterprise agency NBV, the programme aims to provide the evidence and toolkit to allow prisons nationwide to implement prison entrepreneurship programmes.
- CFE submission to Justice Select Committee published
The Centre recently submitted evidence on the efficacy of prison entrepreneurship to the Justice Select Committee inquiry on prison reform. It has now been published on Parliament’s website.
- Writeup: CFE attends Startup Nations Summit
Last week we were in Cork for the annual Startup Nations Summit, which convenes entrepreneurship community leaders and policy makers from over 70 countries.
- Key points at a glance (BBC)
- Round-up for startups (Tech City News)
- Backing for startups ‘fails to tackle shortage of skills’ (Evening Standard)
- Small businesses give Autumn Statement 6 out of 10 (Guardian)
- Tech entrepreneurs respond (Tech City News)
- School deal for entrepreneurs’ children’s books (Birmingham Post)
Children’s books which aim to provide positive business role models are be given to every primary school across the country. Lloyds Banking Group is funding the rollout of over 23,000 books.
- UK misses out of £45bn due to youth unemployment record (Fresh Business Thinking)
- Peer-to-peer online finance platform MarketInvoice hits £1bn milestone (Mail Online)
- The new role for business in a fairer Britain (The Prime Minister)
- Don’t lament the sale of homegrown businesses – they are a sign of Britain’s burgeoning tech sector (Lynsey Barber, technology editor, CityAM)
- How can Liverpool become a go-to place for scientists, innovators and tech investors? (Romilly Dennys, executive director, Coadec)
- Why isn’t the government hailing the benefits of immigration? (Philip Legrain, author, ‘Free to move: the costs and consequences of immigration)
- Why Britain remains the best place in the world to run an international business (Richard Harpin, founder and chief executive, HomeServe)