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UK agricultural co‑operatives: Key facts

Farmer-controlled businesses are an incredibly important part of the UK’s economic landscape. Contributing £5.8 billion to the British economy in 2016, agricultural co-operatives play a leading role...

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A new Co-operatives Act for Northern Ireland

Co-operatives UK has welcomed a new Bill that has passed through its final stage in the Northern Ireland Assembly, with Royal Assent due at the end of April. The Credit Unions, Co-operatives and...

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About Co-operatives Fortnight

Co-operatives Fortnight is a chance to remind ourselves of the power of co-operation. It’s a time to co-operate. And after a year of conflict, it's never been needed more. So this year people across...

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Agricultural package leaflet

A short leaflet setting out how an agricultural membership package with Co-operatives UK can help you can get ahead. We know that as a farmer controlled business you have unique needs, from...

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Are your employees safe to drive? Briefing and checklist

A tragic bin lorry crash in Glasgow in December 2014 threw light on a number of legal issues for employers: the driver had blacked out behind the wheel before; his employer had mislaid paperwork...

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Benefits of membership

Co-operatives UK members enjoy access to high value, tailored support for their agricultural business. National voice In post-Brexit Britain a unified and co-ordingated approach among farming co-...

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Big Co-op Clean resources

Download and use these resources to promote the Big Co-op Clean and the events you are organising.Resources to download are: Big Co-op Clean toolkit - a guide to running a successful event Posters to...

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Co-op innovation experts sought to lead a new co‑operative development strategy

Co-operatives UK is calling for leaders in co‑operative excellence and social innovation to join a new expert panel, to be chaired by Dame Pauline Green. The Strategic Reference Panel will have a...

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Co-operative of the Year 2016 shortlist

Full details of the shortlisted co-operatives for the three categories of the Co-operative of the Year awards 2016. Have a look through the fantastic co-operatives highlighted below and vote for your...

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Co-operatives Fortnight 2016 logo and wording

Download and use the logo with dates for Co-operatives Fortnight 2016.

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Co-operatives UK launches new HR package

Because people are at the heart of successful co-operative businesses, Co-operatives UK is delighted to be launching a new specialist HR package for its members. The package will enable co-operative...

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Co-ops to clean up for Co-operatives Fortnight 2016

Building on last year’s success, the theme for Co-operatives Fortnight 2016 – which runs from 18 June to 2 July – will once again be the Big Co-op Clean . Co-operatives up and down the country will...

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Co-ops urged to take part in the first ever co-operative census

Co-operatives UK has launched the first ever census of the 7,000 organisations that make up the UK’s diverse co-op sector - and we are asking all co-operative organisations to complete it. With...

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Dismissing an employee for gross misconduct

The second in our series of films on critical HR issues for co-operatives, focusing on advice for businesses that need to dismiss an employee for gross misconduct. The film is accompanied by a short...

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Expert advice: 10 practical tips for societies filing their annual returns

Filing the annual return and accounts is an important event in the governance year of any business. In this blog post, Co-operatives UK's Co-operative Governance Advisor Linda Barlow shares some...

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Expert advice: employment law changes to look out for this year

With recommendations on big issues like the National Minimum Wage and regulation on gender pay reporting expected in 2016, a number of key developments in employment law are coming up that will...

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Expert analysis: The Co-operatives Act one year on

It has been a year since the Co‑operative and Community Benefit Societies Act came into effect – a legislative change that was lobbied for across the co‑operative sector with the aim of cleaning up...

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First community economic development programme for a generation gets underway

From high streets to rural investment, 50 communities have signed up to a new programme to put together their own community economic development plan. The programme will provide advice and support to...

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Former BIS committee chair backs co-op policy move

Adrian Bailey MP, the previous chair of the Business, Innovation and Skills select committee in Westminster, has backed the idea of shifting responsibility for all co-operatives into one government...

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Foster Care Co-operative rescues independent agency

The Foster Care Co-operative has taken over a not-for-profit fostering agency set to close down, maintaining a vital service for children in care and saving the jobs of carers and staff. The Foster...

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