Since October 2011, TSBC’s Chief Executive, programme delivery staff, City of London staff and entrepreneur guests have been involved in [...]
Message from Amar Lodhia, Chief Executive
Welcome to our April newsletter, it has been an interesting month to say the least. This month’s theme of “Give and Take” is of course referring to both hands of the UK Chancellor. He outraged charities by announcing a cap on tax relief for charitable donations from philanthropists in his budget, which has even seen the Prime Minister step in this week to tryand explain the scheme and it’s so called consultation period. I have written to both the Chancellor and the Treasury Minister to explain that what they have done by putting a cap on personal donations to charities like our Foundation is a complete contradiction to the values set by the Queen for this government of Fairness, Freedom and Responsibility. Further, it is a complete U-turn on what the Prime Minister’s golden but somewhat confusing “Big Society” scheme stands for. On the other hand, I attended the briefing for the £10m loan scheme which the Chancellor and The Department of Business Innovation and Skills are launching to help young people set up their own businesses (see article below).
Following our successful expansion to the Midlands, TSBC is expanding again. We are using a revolutionary model called “Social Franchising” and are looking for local people andorganisations who are passionate about positive social change, to champion our work andinitiatives in the most deprived parts of the country outside of London and Leicestershire. Following interest from many organisations and individuals across the UK to replicate our work in their areas, we have created a short expression of interest form for potential social franchisees to complete.
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The Small Business Consultancy was aired on BBC World News on Monday, where Chief Executive of TSBC Amar Lodhia, took [...]