Co Ops

Let's Give Communities The Tools To Shape Their Own Destinies

Ed Mayo | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK
Ed Mayo

Communities know the challenges they face better than anyone. However, when people feel they have no control - over their local economy, their workplace or the businesses they use - there is a crippling effect.

Co-operative Politics - Reborn?

Karin Christiansen | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Politics
 Karin Christiansen

Some commentators questioned whether the Co-operative Party's 2014 Annual Conference might be its last. A year on, our Party is moving forward and preparing to help shape the future of the co-operative and labour movements.

The Co-operative Group Must Keep It Co-op

Karin Christiansen | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Politics
 Karin Christiansen

The Co-operative Group is not like other businesses. Owned by its millions of members and famous for pioneering ethical business and Fairtrade, the Co-op has never been just an ordinary supermarket.

MIPIM and Labour's Housing Shame

Julian Hall | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Politics
Julian Hall

You can almost smell the contempt from here, but if out elected representatives think they can get away with playing politics with people's homes - as we have also seen in Newham - they are quite wrong.

Companies, Charities, Co-operatives - Three Legs of the Economic Stool

Ed Mayo | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK
Ed Mayo

The new century has seen two great reforms of organizational life in the UK, in the form of new Acts of Parliament that review and consolidate all the relevant existing legislation. The first was the Companies Act 2006, which followed a lengthy Company Law Review. The second was the Charities Act 2011.

Co-operatives: The Untold Story

Ed Mayo | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK
Ed Mayo

Now I know what a steamroller can do. The last year has been the most dramatic and the most traumatic ever for the co-operative sector. For years, you wait for the mainstream business press to pick up on the potential of the co-operative model in today's more open and fluid world of enterprise, and then...wham.

Public Services We Can Believe In

Dan Gregory | Posted 28.12.2013 | UK Politics
Dan Gregory

The taxpayer it seems, doesn't actually like privatisation very much. Successive governments have often been to the right of the taxpayer, outsourcing regardless of a public mandate, not least in the NHS.

Co-Operatives Can Help Britain Do Better Than This

Gareth Thomas | Posted 04.12.2013 | UK Politics
Gareth Thomas

For 150 years the co-operative movement has been on the side of ordinary people. Today, the co-operative sector is thriving, growing more than 20% since the recession started in 2008. Co-operative businesses in the UK together turnover more than £37bn a year, a £9bn increase since 2008.

No Taxpayers' Money In Co-Op £1.5bn Rescue

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK

A rescue plan for the Co-operative's troubled banking arm has been unveiled in a bid to plug a £1.5 billion hole in its balance sheet. No taxpayer...

Who's Paying For The £1bn Co-op Bank Rescue Deal?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK

A £1 billion rescue plan for the Co-operative's troubled banking arm is set to be unveiled this week in a move likely to hit up to 5,000 small invest...

How to Beat the Supermarket

Amy Murnan | Posted 02.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Amy Murnan

As a keen cook, I love cooking with fresh fruit and veg, but while I want to spend time going to Cardiff's Market and getting all my shopping, I simply don't have time to spend half a day walking there and struggling back with a load of food.

Curious Too

Tim Curtis | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Tim Curtis

Remember, the social worth of a University is not to be measured in the projects it does, or the numbers of students it has, or the wealth it's students create. The social worth of a University is in the decisions it's graduates throughout their career.

Supermarket Swap

Anna Berrill | Posted 03.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Berrill

With record numbers of people turning to food banks to help feed their families and with charities giving out an emergency supply of dried and tinned foods, an important movement in food is showcasing a new and economical way to shop for food.

Why Ken is the Only Real Solution for London

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 01.07.2012 | UK Politics
Anders Lorenzen

As we in London go to the polls on 3 May, we have to decide on the best option for London for the next 4 years. It's a difficult choice and you have to decide what you think is the priority for London.

Pupils Go Green

PA | Posted 06.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Thousands of pupils will take part in the UK's biggest school trip this week to learn about green issues. Around 7,000 youngsters are due to visit ...