Cooperatives Europe’s lovely new manifesto (which I was lucky enough to help write) has some simple asks of MEP candidates.
What’s interesting is that they are similar to the asks of government that co-ops are making around the world. 46 more words
In the second of our blogs on the potential implications of the recommendations of the Welsh Co-operatives and Mutuals Commission, we look at the potential for developing employee ownership approaches in Wales. 940 more words
Today saw the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Mutuals release a short report on an inquiry they held into the future of supporter-owned Football Clubs. After taking evidence from The FA, UEFA, the Premier and Football Leagues and Supporters Direct, they have produced a list of very interesting recommendations.
Later this year will be the 170th anniversary of the foundation of the Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers. The first Pioneers were a group of 28 struggling weavers and other workers who in 1844 banded together to open their own shop selling food that was both affordable and unadulterated.588 more words
Ed Miliband’s foray onto the battleground of banking reform was carefully judged to capture the public mood of hostility towards the banking sector but he actually committed a future Labour government to very little. 630 more words