This guide is for co-operatives registered under the Companies Act 2006. The Companies Act 2006 dispensed with the requirement for private limited companies to appoint a…
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…
To ensure transparency and enable member scrutiny we publish summaries from our board's most recent discussions and decisions.
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.
When registering a new co‑op you need governing documents. These are different depending on the legal form your co-op takes. We have a range of model rules available which you can…
Health and safety managers from three large retail co-operatives share their expert health and safety knowledge in this hour-long webinar on dealing with COVID-19 on retail…
This is a more in-depth guide into preparing and staging a successful AGM.
Learn how Co-operatives UK collects, stores and uses your data.
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…
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.
This is the second edition, comprehensively revised, of a research study which has been widely recognised as the first comprehensive research study into how co-operative businesses…
This resource is one element of the Finance Toolkit.