At a time of austerity, there is an even stronger case to work collaboratively. Who are the commissioners enabling positive change and what can we learn from them or do to support them? What are the practical issues that might be challenging our investees? How can we reach out to others, understand their challenges and work with them to make social investment a realistic and exciting solution?

A lively discussion bringing Commissioner and Social Enterprise together, alongside recent research on public services. How can social enterprises who provide direct services to communities ensure they are paid in good time? How are commissioners working towards improving payment processes that enable the wheels of business to keep turning?

When they do not work together how does this impact on the beneficiary?

How much do you need in the bank before taking on a contract?