Tag Archives: Paul Gosling

Co-operative Bank update

As Paul Gosling writes in the May 17 issue of Co-operative News (hard copy only), the Co-operative Bank’s customer numbers and deposits have held up ’amazingly well’ and interest is reported in several parts of the business. One account holder speaks for … Continue reading

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Gosling on community renewable energy co-operatives

In the News some time ago, Paul Gosling said that reducing energy consumption in order to cut carbon emissions – thereby mitigating climate change – is one of the major political, social and economic challenges of our age. Though the … Continue reading

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Grassroots co-operatives come to the fore

As Co-operatives UK chair Ed Mayo frequently stresses, the Co-operative Group is just one large segment of a 6000 strong movement, which was – we add – over-shadowed by the hubristic posturing of a few executives. Before looking at the … Continue reading

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Event: Co-operative Ways Forward: Co-operative Renewal

Organised by Co-operative Business Consultants (CBC) in the wake of the crisis over the future of the Co-operative Bank, the first Co-operative Ways Forward Conference was attended by over 150 people from all kinds of co-operatives, credit unions and trade … Continue reading

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Concerned co-operators continue to require a different calibre of management

. As the failings of co-operative executives – once aired only in the Letters columns of the Co-operative News – are now being dissected in parliament and the press, and as Paul Flowers’ peccadillo hits the headlines, once again concerned … Continue reading

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Recommending the latest issue of the Co-operative News

Recent events have seen the self-congratulatory pictures of co-op executives replaced by more informative and genuinely cheering news – a selection follows: The Phone Co-op has taken over the teleconferencing operation of the social care charity Community Network which began … Continue reading

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Run airports, rail, gas, electricity and water systems on a not-for-personal- profit basis?

. The importance of food security is at last becoming more widely recognised but few questions are raised as airports, rail, gas, electricity and water systems pass into German, French, American, Spanish and Australian ownership. Just as there is a … Continue reading

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