Tag: Advice

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Agricultural package leaflet

A short leaflet setting out how an agricultural membership package with Co-operatives UK can help you can get ahead. We know that as a farmer controlled business you have unique needs, from...

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Are your employees safe to drive? A new briefing and checklist

A tragic bin lorry crash in Glasgow in December 2014 threw light on a number of legal issues for employers: the driver had blacked out behind the wheel before; his employer had mislaid paperwork...

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Benefits of membership

Co-operatives UK members enjoy access to high value, tailored support for their agricultural business. National voice In post-Brexit Britain a unified and co-ordingated approach among farming co-...

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Co-operatives UK launches new HR package

Because people are at the heart of successful co-operative businesses, Co-operatives UK is delighted to be launching a new specialist HR package for its members. The package will enable co-operative...

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Expert advice: 10 practical tips for societies filing their annual returns

Filing the annual return and accounts is an important event in the governance year of any business. In this blog post, Co-operatives UK's Co-operative Governance Advisor Linda Barlow shares some...

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Expert advice: People with significant control

Does your co-op need to comply with new rules on people with significant control? The PSC (people with significant control) regime is being introduced in order to make it easier to find out who is...

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Expert analysis: The Co-operatives Act one year on

It has been a year since the Co‑operative and Community Benefit Societies Act came into effect – a legislative change that was lobbied for across the co‑operative sector with the aim of cleaning up...

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New programme for agricultural co‑operatives launched

Co-operatives UK formally launches its new membership package for agricultural co-operatives at the Oxford Farming Conference taking place this week (5 to 7 January). The package has been designed...

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New rural grants for agricultural co-operatives

The last two months have seen the announcement of a number of grants that are relevant to farmer controlled businesses. A new agri-environment scheme, labelled C ountryside Stewardship , has been...

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Specialist governance support

Co-operatives UK members benefit from specialist governance support when they need it. We offer a range of services to help your farming co-operative reach its potential. All members with the...

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The Co-operative Option report

What if people had more control over the things that matter to them – their workplace, their football club, their mobile phone provider? What if they had influence over the big decisions made by the...

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The Hive launches sector-wide peer mentoring scheme

Co-operatives take a different approach to business, and the launch of a new peer mentoring programme for co-operatives shows how this approach can benefit new and existing co-ops. As part of The...

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The Hive £1m business support programme launches

New report highlights demand for the co-operative option among business owners, employees and customers First programme of its kind will help new and existing co-operatives, social enterprises and...

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The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act - June update

Changes to the way co-ops submit annual returns and the introduction of a new register came into effect at the end of June 2016 as part of the phased implementation of the Small Business, Enterprise...

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£45,000 worth of advice awarded through The Hive

We are pleased to announce £45,000 worth of expert advice has been awarded to 41 groups through The Hive – our co-operative business support programme in partnership with The Co-operative Bank...