Tag Archives: Co-operatives UK

Social Co-operatives Development Forum

Pat Conaty writes: Good to see this material on the Italian model. I have been working with Co-operatives UK and the Wales Co-operative Centre over the past two years to work out ways to introduce their revolutionary multi-stakeholder co-op model … Continue reading

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Roger Sawtell: Small is Beautiful – an idea whose time has come

Tony Benn was an enthusiastic supporter of the co-operative movement because he believed that unregulated capitalism could never be the basis of a just society. In 1975, as chairman of Industrial Common Ownership Movement (ICOM), the national body at that … Continue reading

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Co-operative news: travel, co-operative pubs, cycle training, libraries, housing and piers

Many cheering news items from a recent issue of the Co-operative News (September 9th) are being sent to the usual mailing list and others of goodwill who are probably not co-operators. Travel business returns Anglia Co-operative Travel & Midcounties Society … Continue reading

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Co-op Group too big to love and trust

When concerned co-operator Brid Coady-Weekes got the Co-operative Fortnight message sent to members she tried to respond online to the Co-operatives UK email asking us to show our love and trust of Co-ops. She continues: “My point was that the … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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One in five now a member of a co-operative

 Recently I found this cheering message misplaced in my spam filter – do check yours:  Resilient Co-operative Economy holds lessons for UK PLC Ed Mayo reported that the co-operative sector has significantly outperformed the wider UK economy. The combined turnover … Continue reading

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