Senscot scraps plans for Scottish social enterprise mark

Network backs down after objections from other bodies

Senscot, the network for social entrepreneurs in Scotland, has abandoned plans to set up an alternative social enterprise badge north of the border.

The umbrella body had claimed the criteria for the nationwide Social Enterprise Mark, introduced by the Social Enterprise Coalition in England at the start of February, was too lax.

It had planned to introduce a stricter standard in Scotland, based on a list of five criteria that it felt defined a social enterprise.

But it announced in April that it was reconsidering these plans after objections from the Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition.

In its most recent bulletin to members, published last Friday, Senscot confirmed that it would not press ahead with the plans.

However, it said that it would continue to make the five criteria it had drawn up for Scottish social enterprises available on its website.

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