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New Bill for co-operatives in Parliament

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25th August 2022
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26th August 2022
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Back the Co-operatives, Mutuals and Friendly Societies Bill 2022

Co-operatives UK is supporting a new Bill boosting co-operative investment, innovation and development.

The Co-operatives, Mutuals and Friendly Societies Bill - introduced by Sir Mark Hendrick MP - contains measures for equity shares and co-operative assets that would enable significant new investment, innovation and development in a wide range of co-operatives. 

The crucial Second Reading of the Bill is scheduled for 28 October 2022 and Co-operatives UK is appealing for member support.

Head of Policy, James Wright, said: "From consultations with our members, we know these measures enjoy widespread support within the co-operative sector. Now it's essential that MPs and Ministers hear this directly from co-operatives themselves. 

"Private Members' Bills like this one only pass when MPs and Ministers know there's strong support." 

Join the campaign to help the Bill become law
Add your support by writing to your MP (there's template letters) using these resources.

The trade body's partners in the Bill Team, Mutuo, have created a website to help co-operatives write to the Chancellor and to their MPs in support of the Bill.

The crucial Second Reading of the Bill is scheduled for 28 October 2022. Co-operatives UK is asking its members and the wider movement to take action in support of the Bill before this date.

To discover more about the Co-operatives, Mutuals and Friendly Societies Bill read our policy briefing

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