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Co-operatives UK fully supports new efforts, spearheaded by the Co-operative Party, to bring forward Marcora-like legislation in the Senedd and Scottish Parliament.
Join our campaign and pledge your support to create one million employee and worker owners in the UK by 2030.
We make six recommendations designed to make Scotland the best place in the world to establish new co-ops and develop existing ones.
New insolvency legislation to give businesses in distress more opportunities to turn things around has been applied to co-ops following our successful lobbying efforts.
Co-operative and community benefit societies, in Great Britain and Northern Ireland, are covered by legislation that provides businesses with greater flexibility in how and when…
Co-ops are pivotal to helping our communities and country build back better from Covid-19. In this short paper we make four co-op ‘offers’ to everyone working for a more…
Our short paper sets out why city regions should support the creation of employee and worker owned businesses, via both start-up and conversions, in their Covid-19 recovery…
Following weeks of lobbying the Westminster government has announced new funding to help social enterprises, including many co-ops and community businesses, deal with the financial…
Our briefing examines the (early) impact of Covid-19 on co-operatives, gaps in government support and recommendations to government.
Government has confirmed it will introduce legislation that removes a key financial burden for some co-ops, helping put them on a level playing field with other business forms.
We tell the Prime Minister what support co-ops require to help the Covid-19 recovery and 'levelling up'Policy Issue: Covid
We respond to the Prime Minister’s call for proposals for how civil society, community groups and social enterprise can be supported.
How Scotland’s Shared Prosperity Fund could include a significant role for community-led economic development.
Co-operatives UK backs plans to encourage employee-controlled businesses in public sector supply chainsPolicy Issue: Worker ownership
Read our response to government's consultation on proposals that would encourage and support businesses with “significant employee influence and control” to participate in public…
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has responded to our calls to abolish the public fees for accessing society information via the online Mutuals Register.