Co-operative and mutual sector calls on next government to back business with purpose beyond profit
Industry bodies representing members whose revenues exceed £87 billion a year are calling on the next government to back business with purpose beyond profit.
Co-operative and Mutual Economy 2023
Our ground-breaking Co-operative and Mutual Economy 2023 report presents a compelling case for harnessing the full potential of co-operatives and mutuals in the UK.
Landmark reform on cards for co-operatives
Co-operatives UK is celebrating after government today (28 October) announced it was taking forward crucial legislation giving co-operative societies the option of legally guaranteeing that their assets are held in common.
Co-op Retail Conference 2024 – book your place
The Co-op Retail Conference 2024 takes place from Friday 15 March to Sunday 17 March at De Vere Cranage Estate in Holmes Chapel, Cheshire.
A Call for Co-operative Growth
Leading UK co-operatives are calling on all political parties to commit to co-operative growth at the next general election.
Support for your co‑op
As the network for the UK's thousands of co-operative businesses, we provide support in HR, culture, governance, finance, marketing, membership strategy and co-operative development. Browse our extensive library of online resources, blogs and…
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Co-operatives UK joins forces with 'champions of change' to create Future Economy Alliance and demand economy action
- The UK’s 7,586 independent co-ops employ 249,142 people
- Co-ops contribute £40.9 billion to the UK economy
- There are nearly 13.4 million memberships of co-ops - the members own and have a say in how co-ops operate
- 83.3% of co-operative new-starts survive the first five years compared to just 38.% of other businesses
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The Ownership Hub
Developing a fairer and more resilient regional economy by supporting more worker and employee ownership