Alex makes some points on definition:
I especially like the distinction between a “social enterprise” – a Blairite upsexing of what used to be called a charity and then became an NGO – and a “social purpose” company, which appears to mean a company whose social purpose is to buy its directors a very big house in the country.
I would suggest that A4E is our most prominent SRC: Socially Rapacious Corporation. This is really just a variant of the old cat and rat farm hoax.
Elsewhere in the same piece, I find myself fascinated by the phenomenon of hidden jobs: vacancies whose possessors don’t want them made known, jobs stacked up in secret warehouses with Gaddafi’s manpads, jobs that are simply too good to have anyone do or indeed know about. Jobs that need to be hunted down; and whose pursuit requires endless contracts with A4E…
As providers of Instant Underclass Solutions to HMG, the company are also behind the adopt a troublesome family initiative, which is supposed to involve members of the government, no less. I anticipate something like this.