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Projects being run by Co-operatives UK for the benefit of our members and the wider co-operative sector.

Co-operating out of crime

'Co-operating out of crime' is a new report written for Centre Forum by Dave Nicolson of Ex-Cell, a member of Co-operatives UK. If you work in this area and have ideas you would like to share, join the discussion group online.

Letter to the Prime Minister about social enterprise and forestry

With the debate about ownership of woodlands in England high on the political agenda, we have teamed up with a range of other social enterprise and community organisations to write a letter to the Prime Minister and leading figures in the Coalition Government to appeal for the remit of the forestry Panel to be widened to include greater representation from social enterprise.

Co-operatives UK comment on government's social enterprise strategy refresh

The government is refreshing its strategy for social enterprise.

Government measures to open up contracts to small business

If your co-operative is looking for opportunities to compete for public sector contracts, then find out more about some of the key measures introduced.

Personalisation of social care and health - a co-operative solution

Co-operatives UK has worked together with Manchester Metropolitan University to explore and assess the opportunities for co-operatives and mutuals as service providers under personal budgets in social care and health.

The Co-operative Women's 2020 Challenge: Co-operatives UK wants your say!

Co-operatives UK has been invited to partner with the Co-operative Group on an exciting new initiative: The Co-operative Women’s 2020 Challenge, and we want your say!

New resource from Local United on setting up low carbon social enterprises

A variety of resource packs have been produced by Local United to bring together and support community activists who are setting up social enterprises, including co-operatives to address the challenges of peak oil and climate change.

Consultation response: Supporting a Stronger Civil Society

This consultation from the Cabinet Office sets out how government plans to support Civil Society groups at a local and national level to deliver on the Big Society agenda.

A Parliamentary Committee is to focus on debt in football - and there is mention of co-operative clubs as the answer.

A Parliamentary Committee is to focus on debt in football – and there is mention of co-operative clubs as the answer.

Office for Civil Society publishes green paper on commissioning

The Office for Civil Society has published a green paper on commissioning, calling for views on how the government can create a level playing field for voluntary organisations bidding for public servi


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