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One Nation and Co-operation

Sometimes you think its obvious that something should be in place. A legal identity for co-operatives was such a thing. After all Rochdale is viewed as being the birthplace of co-operation. 787 more words


Co-operatives skills training: meetings, management, conflict and change

Over the last year or so Rhizome’s been working with Co-operatives UK to assess the training needs of co-ops, bring on board other training co-ops, and agree and design a package of 5 seminars all around co-operation. 195 more words


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 time of employee-owned co-operative businesses, I invited him to be guest speaker at our AGM . 255 more words

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The legal costs of incorporation a coop

I’m participating later today as a panellist in the online discussion being organised by the Guardian, linked to the theme of my current series of articles Can coops compete?. 292 more words


Co-ops UK suffers funding cut (and loses Chair)

We need a campaigning organisation which links together all the disparate parts of Britain’s coop sector, and therefore we need a strong Co-operatives UK.  It’s highly unfortunate (even if it’s not surprising) that Coops UK is now suffering a reduction in funding from its chief supporter the Co-operative Group. 131 more words