This ten-year Strategy was co-produced by the Scottish Government and the social enterprise sector. The strategy will be implemented through a series of three-year Social Enterprise Action Plans setting out agreed actions, resource commitments, responsibilities and deliverables.
It aims to demonstrate ‘how enduring values – a belief in enterprise, a commitment to fairness, equality and solidarity, and a passion for democratic engagement – can be delivered through social enterprise, to make Scotland a fairer and more prosperous country, improving outcomes for all of Scotland’s citizens’.
Senscot comments that they and others were concerned to protect the Scottish definition of SE in accordance with the existing ‘Voluntary Code of Practice’, which draws a clear line between SE and ‘socially responsible businesses’. It notes that ‘ we believe an acceptable compromise has been reached … the Strategy recognises ‘the Code’ as Scotland’s benchmark for SE’.