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The advice team

Our contact package offers access to the best support from leading advisers on co-op governance, finance, HR and membership

What is the contact package?

  • For only £200 a year, Co-operatives UK members can add a contact package to their membership. This means you can contact our expert advisers up to 10 times a year with a question or query.
  • It gives you peace of mind that help and support is at the end of the phone.
  • Our advisers understand the unique challenges and opportunities that co-operatives face.
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It is wonderful to be able to get legal advice without having to explain our co-operative structure, this saves time and energy and feels very supportive.
– Shotley Heritage Charitable Community Benefit Society

What advice is included?

  • GovernanceHR and membership queries are dealt with by our Advice Team who, between them, have more than 80 years’ experience in the co-operative sector
  • Legal and financial advice comes from our expert partners. Leading lawyers advise on issues such as contracts, leases and data protection. And experts in co-operative finance will answer your queries on audits, accountancy and tax
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There are some instances where queries might require more help.
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What can we help with?

Our contact package is versatile. By enabling members to make numerous 'contacts' we can help with a wide range of issues covering governance, HR, membership and/or finance. Some of the issues we've helped resolve include:    

  • Requirements for calling and running your AGM
  • Understanding what certain clauses in your governing document mean
  • HR requirements when your co-operative employs a new member of staff
  • How to deal with a disciplinary or grievance
  • Implications for your co-op and its members when you pay a dividend
  • Audit requirements for your co-operative
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Efficient service, clear guidance and quick answer. Co-operatives UK works perfectly for us!
– Éva Goudouneix, Community Engagement Officer, Repowering London
Which package is right for our co-op?
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