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Co-operative Policy in 2014

Posted by James Wright on Tuesday, 11 February 2014

On the policy front 2014 will be a momentous year for co-operatives in the UK. It will also be one full of opportunity and risk in roughly equal measure; and I have no doubt a few black swans are waiting in the wings as well. Read More »

No Flowers, Please – what has happened to the reputation of co-operatives and mutuals in the UK?

Posted by Ed Mayo on Monday, 10 February 2014

The challenges of The Co-operative Bank and the furore around the role of the former chair, made co-operatives – businesses that are member-owned – an unhappy national news story in late 2013. Read More »

Governance in co-operatives

Posted by Ed Mayo on Tuesday, 4 February 2014

The vocabulary of organisations, in books, business schools and workplaces, tends to be a language of hierarchy. Read More »

Governance in co-operatives

Posted by Ed Mayo on Tuesday, 4 February 2014

The vocabulary of organisations, in books, business schools and workplaces, tends to be a language of hierarchy. Read More »

Can business be popular?

Posted by Ed Mayo on Wednesday, 29 January 2014

While the economic forecasts for the UK, such as by the IMF last week, are becoming more rosy, there is a concern, echoed by Vince Cable in a lecture to the Royal Economic Society, that Read More »

Ten short provocations on social innovation

Posted by Ed Mayo on Friday, 24 January 2014

Here are ten short provocations on the theme of social innovation that I have pulled together from the Brazilian radical thinker, Roberto Unger, from a recent visit to the UK. Read More »

Co-operative society legislation changes in 2014

Posted by James Wright on Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Co-operative society legislation changes in 2014 Read More »

Tailored accountancy standards can help level the playing field for co-operatives

Posted by James Wright on Tuesday, 21 January 2014

It may be intuitive to believe that a level playing field means co-operatives and plcs both using the same accountancy standards, but this is not necessarily true.  Current international accountancy standards are applicable for all entities, with Read More »

New Year, New Blog Post - Pensions

Posted by linda.barlow on Monday, 6 January 2014

Does your co-operative employ people?  Does your co-operative have a pension scheme?  Have you heard about auto-enrolment? This month's blog post from Co-operatives UK's advice team may fill in some of the gaps? Read More »

Top 5 co-operative business books for 2014

Posted by Ed Mayo on Monday, 6 January 2014

Just as our wider world is seen, more than ever, through the lens of competition, the world of business and markets is in fact more aware than ever of the benefits of co-operation. Read More »

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