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.
To ensure transparency and enable member scrutiny we publish summaries from our board's most recent discussions and decisions.
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Introduction Effective risk management provides an early warning system for organisations in an uncertain environment. There are many benefits of effective risk management,…
Introduction For societies registered under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014. Every society must have a secretary who is the main person responsible in…
What's in a name? There are legal requirements for choosing and using the name of your co-operative. Read our in depth guides.
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…
This is a more in-depth guide into preparing and staging a successful AGM.
This code is a tool to help chart what good practice can look like. It focuses on best practice around democracy and quality of leadership that emerges through good governance.
A board must be made up of directors with the right mix of expertise, experience and perspectives to ensure it does not become homogenous. This short guide runs through the process…
If your co-op has the Co-operatives UK Contact Package, you'll need to read our Fair Usage Policy
The From Conflict to Co-operation series aims to help co-operatives not only to deal with conflict when it arises but also to avoid unnecessary conflict.
Co-operative housing organisations have different governance arrangements; some are governed by all the members through general meetings; some have management committees or boards…
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…