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Co-operative and Mutual Economy 2023

  • 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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Programmes to support your co-op

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Business Support for Co-ops

Access tailored business support and digital tools designed to help you start or grow your co-op

Apply for Business Support for Co-ops
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Community Shares

For community owned organisations looking to raise funds through community shares

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For tech founders and start ups looking for a different way to run digital platforms

Find out more about platform co-ops
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The Ownership Hub

Developing a fairer and more resilient regional economy by supporting more worker and employee ownership

Find out more about the Ownership Hub