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Our governance

Man voting at annual general meeting

We are owned and controlled by our members. Find out how to get involved in our governance.

A network for the UK's thousands of co-ops

  • More than 700 co-ops are in direct membership of Co-operatives UK. We exist to serve the needs of our members, who all have a say in how we are run.
  • Members can access specialist governance and HR advice; training and networking events. They benefit from government lobbying, and can access support from our externally funded co-op development programmes.
  • We also represent and provide benefits to a further 4,000 organisations - including credit unions, housing co-ops, market traders and community shops - through our federal members.

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Find out more about our governance

Our Rule Book sets out our governance practices – the way we run our organisation. It also demonstrates how we apply the co-op values and principles in how we make decisions.

Make up of the Board - see the breakdown of how board seats are allocated


Who is on our board?
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