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A complete listing of all of our news items …with the most recent items shown first.

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Collaborative mapping – a tool for financial systems change

Posted by on 27 Nov 2015 in News | 0 comments

Collaborative mapping – a tool for financial systems change

We hosted a half day ‘Mapping Systems Change’ seminar on 17th November 2015 …

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2016 Friends Provident Foundation Clore Social Fellows named

Posted by on 3 Nov 2015 in News | 0 comments

2016 Friends Provident Foundation Clore Social Fellows named

We are pleased to announce that the successful candidates for the two Friends Provident Foundation Resilient Economies specialist fellowships are Mark Burton and Matt McStravick

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Research shows one in three could not find £200 in an emergency

Posted by on 15 Oct 2015 in News | 0 comments

Research shows one in three could not find £200 in an emergency

The latest Financial Inclusion report from the University of Birmingham, released on 14th October, finds that while there are some ‘positive signs’ for people’s personal finances, the majority of the population is still cutting back on spending – and those at the bottom are struggling ever more.

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Establish independent regional banks with dual bottom line to support SME growth, recommends Demos

Posted by on 14 Oct 2015 in News | 0 comments

Establish independent regional banks with dual bottom line to support SME growth, recommends Demos

A new report from cross-party think tank Demos proposes a dramatic shake-up to the UK’s banking system – calling for the establishment of a network of local banks with a specific remit to support local economic growth.

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Launch of a Journalist Fellowship on the theme of building resilient economies

Posted by on 30 Sep 2015 in News | 0 comments

Launch of a Journalist Fellowship on the theme of building resilient economies

The Foundation invites applications for its new Journalist Fellowship, which aims to create a significant work of journalism that will help build a better understanding of economics in the wider public.

(NOTE THAT THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THIS HAS NOW PASSED.)

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Presentations from local economic resilience learning event now available

Posted by on 25 Aug 2015 in News | 0 comments

Presentations from local economic resilience learning event now available

Materials from our local economic resilience learning event are now available to view/download.

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Positive Money submission to PSR

Posted by on 4 Jun 2015 in News | 0 comments

Positive Money submission to PSR

Positive Money were the only civil society organisation to submit a response to the Payment Services Regulator …

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UK worst placed in G7 to withstand another financial crisis, says the New Economics Foundation

Posted by on 2 Jun 2015 in News | 0 comments

UK worst placed in G7 to withstand another financial crisis, says the New Economics Foundation

In a new study, funded by the Friends Provident Foundation, NEF found the UK’s financial system to be the least resilient of G7 countries and, in their concluding report, the authors warn of worrying implications for the UK’s economic stability.

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2014 Report and Accounts available on line

Posted by on 27 Mar 2015 in News | 0 comments

2014 Report and Accounts available on line

The Foundation’s full Report and Financial Statements document for the year October 2013 to September 2014 is now available to download.

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IPPR North reacts to new figures on economic growth

Posted by on 16 Feb 2015 in News | 0 comments

IPPR North reacts to new figures on economic growth

IPPR North references new report funded by the Foundation when commenting on recent Office for National Statistics figures on economic growth in Local Enterprise Partnership areas.

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