Launch of Working Together: Trade Union and Co-operative Innovations for Precarious Work 20.03.2018 #events #wales #coop

Launch of  Working Together: Trade Union and Co-operative Innovations for Precarious Work 20th March 2018, 12-16.30 in the Main Hall at the Urdd, Cardiff. Two years ago we published a report on the scope for freelancers to come together through co-operatives, Not Alone, pointing to successful models around the world. Following the Taylor Review on… Read More Launch of Working Together: Trade Union and Co-operative Innovations for Precarious Work 20.03.2018 #events #wales #coop

@CooperativesUk ‘2018 – Time to get real’ blog now live #coops #policy #2018 #challenges

Here’s an extract from the latest policy blog from Co-ops UK Policy Officer, James Wright. To read the full blog click the link here: http://bit.ly/2EYgaDH 2018 – Time to get real 2018 is the year politicians and business leaders must get real about an inclusive economy. Later this month many of the powerful will gather in Davos for… Read More @CooperativesUk ‘2018 – Time to get real’ blog now live #coops #policy #2018 #challenges

Government publishes draft legislation on reforms for growing co-ops #coops

This was originally published by Co-ops UK: Draft legislation for growing co-ops The government has today published draft legislation that removes a key financial burden for some growing co-ops, helping to put them on a level playing field with other business forms. The reform, which we have been lobbying for over the last year, raises the threshold… Read More Government publishes draft legislation on reforms for growing co-ops #coops

‘Co-operatives are the way to more efficient and compassionate social care’ #socialcare #coops

In case you missed it, here’s a link to the Guardian article written by Co-ops UK Secretary General, Ed Mayo which asks all political parties to support user-owned and community controlled social care: https://www.theguardian.com/social-care-network/2017/jun/23/co-operatives-social-care?CMP=ema-1696&CMP “While Conservative proposals for overhauling adult social care funding damaged their election campaign and did not feature in the Queen’s speech,… Read More ‘Co-operatives are the way to more efficient and compassionate social care’ #socialcare #coops

Co-ops UK have released the 2017 Co-op Economy report #coop #coopsuk #

(Image courtesy of Co-ops UK) Co-ops UK have released their 2017 Co-op Economy report this week: The main page with the report, film and open data is at http://www.uk.coop/economy2017 and the news story is here. The headlines from the report, which covers the state of the UK’s co-operative sector and the ways in which co-ops… Read More Co-ops UK have released the 2017 Co-op Economy report #coop #coopsuk #