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Reflections on the Challenge

Consumer Affairs Minister Norman Lamb met the Buy Better Together Challenge Judges – here are his reflections on the importance of the Challenge:     He was joined by David Button from co-sponsor Co-operatives UK who also spoke in support … Continue reading

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Time to realise the full potential for community buying

Maresa Bossano is a judge on the Buy Better Better Together Challenge and runs the Food Co-ops and Buying Groups strand of the Making Local Food Work programme. Previously, she worked as Five a Day co-ordinator for Hastings and Rother primary care … Continue reading

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The value of Buying Better Together

A post from Robin Murray, one of the Buy Better Together Challenge judges.  Robin is an industrial economist. Educated at Balliol College, Oxford, and the London School of Economics, he joined the London Business School, where he lectured in Economics, … Continue reading

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Challenge yourself and reap rewards of community buying

A Guest Post from Ed Mayo by edmayo Ed Mayo is Secretary General of Co-operatives UK, the national trade body that campaigns for co-operation and works to promote, develop and unite co-operative enterprises. He is also a Trustee of The … Continue reading

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Yule (B)log: Let me Guess

Taken from Consumer Focus blog by Richard Bates Director of Consumer Empowerment Programme.  This post includes a link to his slides from the Buy It Together Conference which launched both the Challenge and this microsite. Chances are I don’t know you, but I … Continue reading

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Consumers collaborating in the community – creating better deals together

Edward Davey, Minister for Employment Relations, Consumer and Postal Affairs.     As we approach the run up to Christmas and make our pennies stretch even further, spotting a bargain is always a welcome bonus. But rather than rely on … Continue reading

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