The Financial Times reports a co-operative revival

Andrew Bounds has reported ‘a co-operative revival’ in the Financial Times – a trend first noted in this blog in 2010. He notes that the number of share offers and co-operative members in new societies doubled between 2009 and 2012 as the economic downturn has continued, according to figures from Co-operatives UK, the umbrella group for mutual societies.

Unlike most of the large retail co-operative societies, smaller co-ops are democratically controlled by their members, have low income differentials and some offer training for job rotation.

The Daily Bread Co-operative

A fine example is Daily Bread in Northampton – above. News of other worker co-operatives may be seen here.

Read more: http://localisewestmidlands.org.uk/2013/the-financial-times-reports-a-co-operative-revival/

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