Our ground-breaking Co-operative and Mutual Economy 2023 report presents a compelling case for harnessing the full potential of co-operatives and mutuals in the UK.
The Scottish Policy Summit brought co-operatives together to identify needs and opportunities ahead of a major government review of how to support co-operative growth.
Read a report from the North West Green Energy Task Force on potential renewable capacity and co-operative models of ownership.
To ensure transparency and enable member scrutiny we publish summaries from our board's most recent discussions and decisions.
Content by Community Shares
It has been a decade since the Community Shares Unit launched in 2012 with over £210 million raised using this unique form of finance.
New report ‘Offering Hope to New Generations’ outlines ways how a chronic lack of awareness is damaging the ability of co-operatives to provide answers to social issues faced by…
Content by Empowering Places
Empowering Places aims to build more resilient communities by supporting community businesses to provide benefits and opportunities for local people.
The governance wheel depicts the key areas of governance that should be in place within a thriving co-operative business.
This report highlights the success of co‑ops in helping Scots weather the Covid‑19 storm and makes six recommendations for Scottish government to act on, now and after the next…
Published annually, the Co‑operative Economy Report reveals turnover, membership and employee figures for thousands of co‑op businesses across the UK.
Content by Unfound
Published in February 2019, this report outlines the conditions necessary for platform co‑operatives to become viable alternatives to Big Tech corporations.
Content by Unfound
This paper aims to locate platform co‑ops – or co‑operative platforms – within the co‑operative sector and the wider digital economy, and explore how the International Co‑operative…
Housing co-ops have so much to offer. They deliver affordable housing in a climate where both house prices and rents are rising. They help to control and build powerful…
This report summarises the lessons learned from a two year nationwide action research programme of Community Economic Development (CED). It will be of practical interest to…
A simple, one‑page diagram, quickly and easily explaining what to include in your narrative reporting to highlight your co‑op difference.
With input from 550 co-ops, the National Co-operative Development Strategy was an ambitious strategy to create a more participative economy, published in 2017.