How many social enterprises have the ability to create 1,000 new apprenticeships, or jobs of any kind over the next couple of years? I suspect the answer is that few have the aspiration, and none the ability. Making a difference to the disadvantaged has become interesting to multinational corporations.
How is your social enterprise going to compete with that?
We've already seen swathes of small but worthy social enterprises steamrollered into submission, if not squashed out of existence. The work programme is just one example of the way public sector service commissioners prefer the convenience of a single corporate contract to managing a plethora of little organisations working in the same patch.