Community Businesses in the North of England 2020: New comparative analysis from the Third Sector Trends study

This report compares the activities of local community businesses with those of other types of third sector organisation (TSOs) in the North of England. The report draws upon findings from the longitudinal Third Sector Trends study, which was most recently run again in 2019.

Within the report, 2019 findings about community businesses are compared to the 2016. 3,158 responses were achieved, representing a response rate of 7.5% of all third sector organisations in the north of England. Three variables were created to categorize the participants, with those “who operate as or in a similar way to community businesses” accounting for 658 responses. The report compares how community businesses in the north of England operate across a range of areas including people resources, assets and reserves, trading and income, and community impact.

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