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September 2015
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35
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© Shared Assets.

At Shared Assets we believe that land is a common resource and that it should be made to work for everyone. This means using land to generate social, environmental, and economic value. Mainstream models of land management often fail to deliver social and environmental value, whilst many also require subsidies to be profitable. We need new models of land management, and we believe land-based social enterprises can deliver them.

Land-based social enterprises are organisations that use land to create social and environmental value, whilst also generating income through trade or delivering services. They can help address some of the main problems with land use in the UK, by delivering high quality, sustainable models of socially and environmentally productive land management, even in a time of austerity. However, there are a number of immediate and more structural issues standing in their way. This report identifies eight immediate issues and discusses how they might be addressed, before exploring how building an agenda for land reform could help tackle some of the more structural issues in the longer term.

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Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 
Tom Kenny Kate Swade Mark Walton
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Shared Assets is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, with the aim of developing and promoting new models of common good land use. Since we launched in 2012 we have rapidly developed a growing reputation as experts in this pioneering field.

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Shared Assets is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, with the aim of developing and promoting new models of common good land use. Since we launched in 2012 we have rapidly developed a growing reputation as experts in this pioneering field.

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