Co-ops earmarked for role in landmark Scottish housing plans
Following concerted lobbying by Co-operatives UK and the Cross Party Group on Co-ops, Scottish Government has included housing co-operatives in its ‘Housing to 2040 strategy.
Help us raise the profile of UK co-ops
The Co-op Economy survey has launched – and we’re asking the UK's co-ops to complete it so we can campaign on behalf of the sector.
Co-operatives UK offers open surgeries with new CEO
Co-operatives UK’s newly appointed CEO, Rose Marley, is offering one to one surgeries to talk all things co-operative.
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…
Nominations open for Co-op of the Year Awards 2021
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Who will be the co-operators and co-ops of the year 2021?
What is a co-op
Many of us have heard of co-ops, but do you actually know what one is? Spoiler alert: high street convenience stores are the most well-known type of co-op here i the UK, but they're not the only type of co-op.
- The UK’s 7,063 independent co-ops employ 241,714 people
- Over 14 million members own and have a say in how the nation's co-ops operate
- Co-ops contribute £38.2 billion to the UK economy
- 76% of co-op start-ups are still flourishing after the difficult first five years
- Just 42% of new companies make it through to the end of year five
Programmes to support your co-op
Support for new co-ops, with advice, training and mentoring
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