Selected research summaries and reports published by Co-operatives UK
Gender pay gap report
The introduction of mandatory reporting on average gender pay gaps in 2017 requires all businesses with more than 250 employees to declare their data. This short report looks in more detail at this measurement, and compares broader statistics with those reported in the co-operative sector.
Survival of the Fairest? Co-operative Business Survival
The Co-operative Economy 2018 report states that 80% of co-operative businesses survive the notoriously challenging first five years, compared to 44% of other businesses.
But what’s behind this figure? This report details statistics for the UK and compares these with international data.
The Big Co-op Census
View the final report of the largest ever UK survey of co-operatives, conducted as part of the National Co-operative Development Strategy. Published in 2017.
What do we really know about worker co-operatives?
Professor of Economics Virginie Pérotin looks at two decades’ worth of international data on worker owned co-operatives. In the largest study of this kind, this research consists of large-scale economic comparative analyses to reveal more about this sector.
The ownership agenda
Could Thatcher's vision of a society 'where owning shares is as common as having a car?' ever become a reality? Ed Mayo and Carina Millstone review data on different forms of ownership between 1985 and 2016 and reveal that participation in the form of personal ownership has increased, but business ownership has declined.