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Five reasons why football is co-operative, not just competitive

Posted by Ed Mayo on Monday, 5 May 2014

Ipswich Town are seventeen points ahead of our club, Charlton, in the Championship. But I do love the ‘tractor boys’. It is possible to co-operate as well as compete in football. Read More »

Five reasons why football is co-operative, not just competitive

Posted by Ed Mayo on Monday, 5 May 2014

Ipswich Town are seventeen points ahead of our club, Charlton, in the Championship. But I do love the ‘tractor boys’. It is possible to co-operate as well as compete in football. Read More »

Taking power – the inspiring story of Tony Gibson

Posted by Ed Mayo on Tuesday, 29 April 2014

We have lost one of our great community activists and innovators in participation this week. Read More »

Taking power – the inspiring story of Tony Gibson

Posted by Ed Mayo on Tuesday, 29 April 2014

We have lost one of our great community activists and innovators in participation this week. Read More »

I vote for a social economy

Posted by James Wright on Thursday, 24 April 2014

In the run up to the local elections on May 22 the Social Economy Alliance is running the ‘I vote for a social economy’ Read More »

If you design a boxing ring, then what you get is a fight…

Posted by Ed Mayo on Wednesday, 9 April 2014

It has been a tough time for The Co-operative Group – among the worst in its long history. Yet for all that, our research shows considerable goodwill at a public level with people hoping that the business can pull together. Read More »

If you design a boxing ring, then what you get is a fight…

Posted by Ed Mayo on Wednesday, 9 April 2014

With Lord Myners resigning from his Board position this morning, it continues to be a tough time for The Co-operative Group – among the worst in its long history. Read More »

A freer, modernised and more enabling legal framework for co-operatives - a pretty good start to the week

Posted by James Wright on Monday, 7 April 2014

A fivefold increase in the investment limit, the chance of rescue when insolvent, modernisation that helps to put co-operatives on a level footing with companies… not bad for a Monday morning! Read More »

Member consultation on ICA draft Guidance Notes for Principles

Posted by James Wright on Wednesday, 2 April 2014

The International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) are currently consulting on draft Guidance Notes to accompany Principles set out in the Statement of Co-operative Identity. Read More »

Is there any gain in pain? Reflections on the Co-operative Group in the news

Posted by Ed Mayo on Friday, 28 March 2014

It has been an extraordinary period for the UK’s largest co-operative over recent months and weeks. Commercial challenges, financial losses, capital constraints are not uncommon in business. Read More »

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