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Tailored accountancy standards can help level the playing field for co-operatives

Posted by James Wright on Tuesday, 21 January 2014

It may be intuitive to believe that a level playing field means co-operatives and plcs both using the same accountancy standards, but this is not necessarily true.  Current international accountancy standards are applicable for all entities, with Read More »

New Year, New Blog Post - Pensions

Posted by linda.barlow on Monday, 6 January 2014

Does your co-operative employ people?  Does your co-operative have a pension scheme?  Have you heard about auto-enrolment? This month's blog post from Co-operatives UK's advice team may fill in some of the gaps? Read More »

Top 5 co-operative business books for 2014

Posted by Ed Mayo on Monday, 6 January 2014

Just as our wider world is seen, more than ever, through the lens of competition, the world of business and markets is in fact more aware than ever of the benefits of co-operation. Read More »

Five co-operative trends for 2014

Posted by Ed Mayo on Tuesday, 31 December 2013

In the spirit of possibility, as much as prediction, here are five hopeful trends I see for 2014: Read More »

Policy position on the Social Investment Tax Relief announcement

Posted by James Wright on Thursday, 19 December 2013

Following an announcement in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, Government has released details if the new Read More »

More UK share offers in co-operatives than in the stock market

Posted by Ed Mayo on Wednesday, 18 December 2013

It is great news this week that the Treasury will openly encourage increased investment in the country’s co-operative sector. Read More »

The Big Co-op Advice Quiz of the Year

Posted by linda.barlow on Friday, 13 December 2013

Are you a co-op buff?  Take our Big Co-op Advice Quiz of the Year and find out! Read More »

How are you doing today? A new guide to measuring performance in mutuals

Posted by Ed Mayo on Tuesday, 10 December 2013

How are you doing today? If you are a business, then what I am asking about is your performance. Read More »

What does it mean to be wealthy?

Posted by Ed Mayo on Saturday, 7 December 2013

The legend of King Midas dates back to the early days of Greek mythology and tells the story of a King, for whom everything that he touched turned to gold. Read More »

After a bone shaker of a week – 3 things to remember

Posted by Ed Mayo on Saturday, 23 November 2013

OK, it has been the worst week for the co-operative sector for a long time – a real bone-shaker for those of us involved. Read More »


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