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The Strange Death of the Peterborough Social Impact Bond 24 June 2014

Posted by cooperatoby in Social enterprise.
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Leslie Huckfield has written a very penetrating analysis of what’s going on with social impact bonds, which notes that (as I pointed out) the UK government has been subsidising the returns to investors. He offers an explanation for what he calls the Strange Death of the Peterborough Social Impact Bond:

    It is difficult to avoid the conclusion that the Peterborough Social Impact Bond flagship, despite its proclaimed successes, looks very expensive and subsidised alongside the much cheaper and riskier Transforming Rehabilitation programme.
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