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.
In the Co-op Economy survey, co-ops from all sectors across the UK are invited to share their experiences before and during the pandemic to help shine the media spotlight on co-ops – and to understand the challenges faced so Co-operatives UK can lobby with partners on behalf of the sector, develop support programmes and tailor advice to address these needs.
Survey responses will inform the annual Co-op Economy Report – a comprehensive view of the ‘state of the nation’ for the UK co-op sector. Each year, the findings of the report are used to raise awareness of co-ops in the media and participating co-ops can put themselves forward as case studies.
This year, the Co-op Economy Report will include a more in-depth understanding of how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the sector. This will allow us to promote co-ops by sharing evidence of how they are vital to help ‘build back better.’ It also includes questions about the diversity of the sector and what support is needed.
The Co-op Economy Survey closed on 4 April. The report will be published later in the year.