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Advice for your co-operative

Co-operatives UK's Advice Team offer a variety of services to help your co-operative develop and grow. Here we provide an outline of our most popular services. Governing document amendments Whether...

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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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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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Co-operative society legislation

The law governing co-operative and community benefit societies changed on 1 August 2014. Here are the key changes: The main governing Act, the Industrial & Provident Societies Act 1965 was...

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Co-operatives UK Board of Directors - Update on Key Decisions - December 2015

The Board of Directors of Co-operatives UK met on 9 December to discuss progress against key deliverables for the year and to set the direction for Co-operatives UK in 2016. A summary of the meeting’...

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Co-operatives UK Board of Directors - Update on Key Decisions - May 2016

The Board of Directors of Co-operatives UK met on 4 May and discussed our approach to key policy work areas, progress in delivering our strategic plan, the work of the Community Shares Unit and the...

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Co-operatives UK Board of Directors Update on Key Decisions - Dec 2017

The Board of Directors of Co-operatives UK met on 13 December, for its final meeting of the year. The agenda focused on significant strategic decisions to confirm our plans for 2018 both operational...

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Co-operatives UK Board of Directors Update on Key Decisions - Dec 2018

The Board of Directors of Co-operatives UK met on 05 December, for its final meeting of the year. The agenda focused on significant strategic decisions to confirm our operational and financial plans...

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Co-operatives UK Board of Directors Update on Key Decisions - July 2016

The Board of Directors of Co-operatives UK met on 20 July. This meeting is the first of our annual cycle as it follows our Annual General Meeting in June; it also follows the busiest and most outward...

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Co-operatives UK Board of Directors Update on Key Decisions - Mar 2016

The Board of Directors of Co-operatives UK met on 16 March to discuss our direction and progress against the Operating Plan, including the financial audit and recent events for members. New directors...

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Co-operatives UK Board of Directors Update on Key Decisions - May 2017

The Board of Directors of Co-operatives UK met on 10 May to make crucial decisions regarding the National Co-operative Development Strategy, our 2016 Annual Report, governance process improvements...

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Co-operatives UK Board of Directors Update on Key Decisions - Sept 2016

The Board of Directors of Co-operatives UK met on 7 September to agree the direction of key pieces of work this year and to discuss our progress against our Strategic Objectives and policy issues...

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Co-operatives UK Update on Key Decisions - Feb 2016

The Board of Directors of Co-operatives UK met for the first time in 2016 on 3 February, to discuss priorities and our current operating environment. Board members welcome a new director, Debbie...

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Conflict to co-operation

From Conflict to Co-operation is a collection of five illustrated booklets from Co-operatives UK designed to help enterprises deal with conflict when it arises and also avoid unnecessary conflict. As...

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Duties of the governing body

Co-operatives, regardless of legal form, will have a governing body comprised of those individuals appointed to manage the affairs of the co-operative. Often referred to as the board, directors, or...

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Duties of the secretary

It is usual for a co-operative to have a secretary. A secretary can play a pivotal role in the co-operative, acting as a conduit between the governing body and co-operative's membership. Any person...

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Elections

Have you got the passion, skills and commitment we need to help drive the co-operative sector forward? Each year we are on the look out for talented candidates who will add their own unique skills to...

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Equip your co-op

You’ve created your co-operative and are about to begin trading. Here are our top 10 tips on things a new co‑operative needs to know: Set up a bank account in the co‑operative's name. Get a free...

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Expert advice: People with significant control

Does your co-op need to comply with new rules on people with significant control? The PSC (people with significant control) regime is being introduced in order to make it easier to find out who is...

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