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Documents giving advice and guidance on issues relating to co-operation.

The Worker Co-operative Code of Governance (Croatian)

This is a translation of the worker co-operative code of governance into Croatian.

If you would like to translate The Code into any other language please contact us.

Sticky money

Sticky money - evaluating the local impact of the co-operative pound provides guidance for co-operatives on using the LM3 tool to evaluate their local economic impact using the Lincolnshire Co-operative Society as a case study to illustrate the process.

Over summer 2012, Lincolnshire Co-operative used the Local Multiplier 3 (LM3) methodology to measure the local economic impact of its operations on Lincolnshire. This process was sponsored by Co-operatives UK and externally assessed by K2A.

Manifesto for a community energy revolution

Read the new manifesto from Co-operatives UK and the Co-operative Group calling for the creation of a Community Energy Pathway.

Approved Model Rules List

Co-operatives registered in the following ways are eligible to apply for free membership of Co-operatives UK (from the date of incorporation):

Governance Audit

A supporting tool for Simply Governance which allows enterprises to assess and diagnose how their organisation is being run.

Select a Structure - Comprehensive

A supporting tool for Simply Legal allowing fledgling enterprises to find the most appropriate legal structure for their needs.

Select a Structure - Express

A supporting tool for Simply Legal allowing fledgling enterprises to find the most appropriate legal structure for their needs. This is the express version of the tool, recommended for development workers. All other users should consider using the comprehensive questionnaire.

Anti-money laundering information

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and the Money Laundering Regulations 2007 requires anyone involved in what is deemed to be ‘relevant business’ to introduce an anti-money laundering procedure.

Third Sector Fee list

This fee list details the fees charged by the Co-operatives UK Legal Team for non-co-operative third sector start ups.

Principle Six events

Principle Six events were first developed by Sion Whellens of Calverts and Principle Six LLP. It is a methodology and meeting format for face-to-face, high energy, results-oriented business referral networking.

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