A once in a generation opportunity to change co-operative law
Government has asked the Law Commission to conduct a wholesale examination of co-operative law. Co-operatives UK is now working with members and partners to influence this important review.
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.
Content by Business support for co-ops
Do you want to start a fair and ethical business? Discover co-ops! Thanks to our partnership with The Co-operative Bank you can access tailored business support, FREE events across the UK and resources...
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.
Co-op Retail Conference 2024 – book your place
Content by Co-op Retail Conference
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.
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…
- 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
Programmes to support your co-op
Business Support for Co-ops
Access tailored business support and digital tools designed to help you start or grow your co-op
For community owned organisations looking to raise funds through community shares
For tech founders and start ups looking for a different way to run digital platforms
The Ownership Hub
Developing a fairer and more resilient regional economy by supporting more worker and employee ownership