Meet the advice team
We know co-ops. Our expert co-operative advice team support co-ops with governance, new registrations, conversions, HR, culture and performance, membership strategy and much more.
Our contact package provides access to the best support from leading advisers on co-op governance, finance, HR and membership
Tailored HR advice
As specialists in employment law, we offer a range of HR services, outside of the HR package. Our HR advice includes a range of audits and advocacy services, from reviewing your organisational design to handling settlements, representation, mediation…
Governance help and advice
From worker-owned co-ops to major high street retailers to community pubs, our advice team know the co-operative sector inside out. Our advice can often be a fraction of the price of commercial professional advisers. And because we are owned by our…
Covid-19 government support for business
The UK and devolved governments have introduced measures to help businesses cope with the disruption caused by Covid‑19, including grants, tax reliefs and credit facilities.
Funding support and co‑op development
As part of our our mission is to grow the co-operative economy, we work with partners and funders to deliver co-op support programmes. We help new co-ops to set up through The Hive; provide sector specific support for tech and platform co-ops…
How do we treat parents who can't work due to school issues? How does the Job Support Scheme work? And what about sick pay? Read our Covid-19 HR Frequently Asked Questions.
A great deal of resource has been focussed on the implications of COVID‑19 and the challenges of fulfilling legal duties to ensure that staff, customers and wider members of the public remain…
A comprehensive toolkit of resources for co‑ops, helping them understand their accounting and financial reporting requirements under the Co‑operatives and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014.
Organised by Co-operatives UK
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It's important to understand the process of how to recruit new staff and your obligations as an employer. These pages are an introduction to the essentials of HR and give an overview of what you need…