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Why co-ops are pivotal to a fairer, stronger ScotlandPolicy Issue: Co-op development
We make six recommendations designed to make Scotland the best place in the world to establish new co-ops and develop existing ones.
Member consultation: Supporting Scottish co-operativesPolicy Issue: Co-op development
The SNP-Scottish Green Shared Policy Programme includes a commitment to develop tailored support for co-operatives.
Policy Brief: Co-operatives, Mutuals and Friendly Societies BillPolicy Issue: Finance
Read our policy brief as we state the case for the Co-operatives, Mutuals and Friendly Societies Bill.
Do more, faster, together: Joint declaration by the UK’s co-operatives in the run up to COP26Policy Issue: Climate
Joint declaration on climate action by the UK’s co-operatives in the run up to COP26.
Why we back Marcora-like legislation in the UKPolicy Issue: Worker ownership
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.
#1MillionOwnersPolicy Issue: Worker ownership
Join our campaign and pledge your support to create one million employee and worker owners in the UK by 2030.
Shop worker violence is on the increase: Write to your MPPolicy Issue: Staff and customer safety
Violence and abuse against shop workers has increase during the pandemic. Write to your MP before 5 July to ask them to vote for the amendment to protect Shopworkers which will be…
Community Ownership FundPolicy Issue: Community
We are excited that government has confirmed its intentions to launch the Community Ownership Fund in June 2021. Since December 2019 we have been working with members, partners…
Co-ops earmarked for role in landmark Scottish housing plans
Following concerted lobbying by Co-operatives UK and the Cross Party Group on Co-ops, Scottish Government has included housing co-operatives in its ‘Housing to 2040 strategy.
Co-op manifesto asks are vital to rebuilding the Scottish economyPolicy Issue: Co-op development
A four-point plan to harness the spirit of co-operative working seen during the pandemic is crucial to rebuilding Scotland’s economy after Covid-19.
Protecting farmers’ ability to co‑operate after BrexitPolicy Issue: Brexit
We summarise how important elements of the existing competition exemptions for agricultural co-operation are to be retained in UK law after Brexit - and how interventions by…
Farming Minister George Eustice creates £10 million fund for farmer co‑operationPolicy Issue: Brexit
A new multi-million pound fund to support co‑operation between farmers will be created following extensive lobbying from Co‑operatives UK and its farmer members – it has been…
Calls for insolvency legislation to apply to co‑ops heeded by governmentPolicy Issue: Law and corporate framework
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.
Government extends AGM help to mutual societiesPolicy Issue: Covid
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…
We are the rebuildersPolicy Issue: Covid
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…
Employee and worker ownership in Covid-19 recovery strategiesPolicy Issue: Worker ownership
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…