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Policy blog number 20: A new hope
At the rate we’re going, co-ops will be a powerful democratising force in the economy around the year 2120. But we can't wait 100 years. To spread the benefits of economic democracy quickly and at…
4 months ago
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Big Ben
Stella Creasy MP has tabled an amendment to the Financial Services Bill, aimed at making it easier to establish a mutual bank in the UK. Government should accept this amendment, because local mutual…
4 months ago
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Boost co-op development now
Tomorrow (25 November) the Chancellor will publish UK government’s spending plans for 2021-22. The stakes could not be higher. Job losses are at their highest since 2009, millions face poverty and…
4 months ago
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Calculator and tax forms
Pulse surveys are a great way of measuring employee engagement and also finding out what matters to the people within your co-op. This will give you an informed platform to improve your co-op's…
5 months ago
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Make a plan
We have a responsibility to advocate for and actively effect structural change to make the sectors we support and our own organisation more diverse, equitable and inclusive. We have been too quiet for…
5 months ago
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Hulme garden centre
As we adapt to the impact of coronavirus, it’s really important to take time to look after yourself and strengthen your resilience.
6 months ago
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Mission vision values behaviours written in circles
If you look at your mission and vision over the last year, what values have you demonstrated? How have you demonstrated them? And which values fell by the wayside?
9 months ago
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Co-operatives UK has published four ‘offers’ for building back better, aimed at a government worried about jobs and everyone working for a more just and sustainable future. 
9 months ago
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It looks like we’re heading into a deep economic and social crisis. Many livelihoods and businesses will be destroyed. But business as usual was already an unfolding catastrophe; for the planet if not…
10 months ago
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Women at desk
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the government has announced that the reporting deadline for this year’s gender pay gap reports has been suspended. 
1 year ago