Preston in the news

raefil

Forum Patron
Patron
A fantastic bit of leadership by our own council, totally baffled why there are no comments on this?

Think of it as a socialist Dragons’ Den. Using cash largely provided by George Soros’s Open Society Foundations, the city will fund and provide rent-free premises to 10 new firms owned and run by their workers. The scheme, worth up to £1m in cash and kind (compare that with the council’s annual budget of about £20m), will be run independently; and after their kickstart, the co-ops will be required to stand on their own two feet. Although given advice and expected to work together, none of the new enterprises will be told what to do.
There are other ways, as this shows, than being bound by the tories pushing wealth upwards.
 

AndySaville

First Team
An interesting article, I thought the general consensus on here was that the council were a little tainted?

Preston Council done have a great job. Well done to them and those who worked tirelessly to obtain funding for the city deal that made it all possible.
 

sf

Manager
I like the Dragon's Den idea, will the ideas from the applicants be made public during the process?

The People's Bank will be interesting.
 

raefil

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Patron
I like the Dragon's Den idea, will the ideas from the applicants be made public during the process?

The People's Bank will be interesting.
I know one is already set up and running.
 
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