Co-operatives UK and its Worker Co-operative Council warmly welcome the launch of the Union-Coops:UK initiative.
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…
This short paper is an offer to work in partnership with local leaders who have clear policy objectives to support co-op growth in their area.
Content by Community Shares
This paper focuses on why and how the Community Ownership Fund can utilise the Community Shares financing model.
Content by Empowering Places
Empowering Places aims to build more resilient communities by supporting community businesses to provide benefits and opportunities for local people.
Read our policy paper setting out why city regions should include measures to support the creation of employee and worker owned businesses.
Content by Ownership Hub
The Ownership Hub raises awareness of the benefits of employee and worker ownership at a national level.
In this paper Co-operatives UK makes proposals for how Greater Manchester Co-operative Commission’s recommendations might be implemented.
Community Economic Development (CED) gives people the opportunity to meaningfully shape the economy where they live. It enables those living, working and doing business in an area…
Content by #1MillionOwners
Read the full #1MillionOwners proposal for the 2020 Comprehensive Spending Review
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 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…
Content by The Hive
In Newcastle, things are changing – bouncers are clubbing together. Watch an inspiring film about a unique new co-op of self-employed bouncers, and find out how YOU could reimagine…
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.
Simply Start-up shows how ordinary people have worked together to successfully build businesses which are both part of, and also strengthen, their communities.
Content by The Hive
This short report highlights new evidence of people’s discontentment with the amount of control they have over the economy, their workplaces and their local communities.