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Ahead of the local elections, in this blog from our Policy and Development Lead, James Wright, we look at how co‑operatives help communities everywhere to thrive, from inner cities to remote islands. 
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Shaping the future of co-operation in Scotland
Scottish government is currently conducting a review of how to increase the number of co-operatives, social enterprises and employee-owned businesses. In this blog, our Policy Officer outlines the…
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Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op
This week’s Autumn Statement comes against a backdrop of rising business closures. Will government announce improvements to the employee buyout tax reliefs that could help save thousands more jobs and…
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Community shares practitioners meet-up
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On the 27th October, we hosted a Community Shares Practitioner Meet-up in the Scottish Highlands, a hotbed for community-led enterprise and innovative share offers focussed on sustainability, active…
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Content by Community Shares
Co-operatives UK is a Community Ownership Fund (COF) delivery partner and John Dawson, Head of Market Development in our Community Shares Unit, spoke to a community benefit society (CBS) about their…
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Improving governance for co-ops
Good governance is the key to running a successful co-op, regardless of size, legal form or business sector. But why is governance so important? And what support is available to help your co-op…
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Anthony Collins Solicitors highlight what you need to know about the new UKCA mark as a manufacturer, importer or distributor.
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