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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’.
We make a series of policy recommendations in our response to government's call for evidence on Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) in 2019.
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…
We have responded to Scottish government's consultation on its housing vision for 2040.
The Communities in Charge campaign is a coalition of local people, community groups, businesses and national organisations calling for communities to be put directly in charge of…