Introduction Effective risk management provides an early warning system for organisations in an uncertain environment. There are many benefits of effective risk management,…
This short paper offers national and local policymakers optimistic and practical options for addressing the economic and environmental challenges that lie ahead. It draws on…
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.
Published annually, the Co‑operative Economy Report reveals turnover, membership and employee figures for thousands of co‑op businesses across the UK.
Read our policy paper setting out why city regions should include measures to support the creation of employee and worker owned businesses.
This paper sets out why and how co‑operative and community benefit societies (‘societies’) should be included in the reforms of UK insolvency law announced by government on 28…
Our early analysis of the impact of Covid-19 on co-operatives alongside an identification of gaps in support and asks of government.
This is a more in-depth guide into preparing and staging a successful AGM.
Used alongside the Corporate Governance Code, these appendices are designed to enable co-ops to develop their governance practices by adopting policies and processes.
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…
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A comprehensive toolkit of finance resources for co‑ops.
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.