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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.
In January 2020 the Greater Manchester Co-operative Commission set out why and how Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) could support co-operative growth in the city-region…
Our policy paper maps out how co-operatives could and should feature in Scotland's emerging community wealth building agenda.
The Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act (2014) came into force in August 2014, wrapping up accompanying reforms introduced in April 2014.
Co-operative and community benefit societies will be protected from further regulation around raising capital, in an important decision by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)…
How should social value impact on the award of central government contracts? Discover how we responded to government's consultation.
We participated fully in the consultation process over the new Civil Society Strategy... with mixed results.
A flagship Bill intended to give people greater control over local communities across Scotland now recognises the role co-operatives can play in making community ownership and…
In late 2018 we ran a member consultation to co-produce a clear and cohesive agenda for improving the corporate framework for co-operative and community benefit societies. Here's a…
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.
Our policy paper makes the case for for community shares following the Conservative 2019 Manifesto commitment to establish a £150 million Community Ownership Fund.
Following the EU referendum in June 2016, we set out our positive vision for how co-operatives can fit into a post-Brexit Britain.
How Scotland’s Shared Prosperity Fund could include a significant role for community-led economic development.
Private rental housing co-ops will no longer have to pay punitive taxes aimed at deterring the corrupt practice known as ‘property enveloping’.