Tag Archives: Co-operatives UK

‘The Moment for Mutualism’ published

HM Government today announced the publication of a new report entitled ‘the Moment for Mutualism’. The report recognises that over the past two years confidence in some of the longstanding financial institutions has been significantly undermined and there is widespread feeling that organisations and leaders have lost touch with the people they serve.  People want more control and not [...]

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Plunkett to lead in support of community pubs

  Pubs Minister John Healey announced a 12 point action plan on 18 March to give practical support to community pubs up and down the country, backed by £4million in government funding to address the problem of nearly 40 pubs closing each week, leaving many communities without a pub. The Plunkett Foundation, who are a [...]

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Raising awareness of social enterprise within Defra

[Guest post by The Plunkett Foundation] The role of social enterprise in contributing to Defra’s objectives was the flavour of the hour at a recent Defra lunchtime policy seminar (11/2/10). Peter Couchman of the Plunkett Foundation, outlined the multiple outcomes, relevant to goverments, that social enterprises deliver.  For example, Rockingham Forest Trust in Northamptonshire, which in addition [...]

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Let’s Get Greener Together

The climate threat is worse than many experts predicted just a few years ago. It affects us all without prejudice. Many in the co-operative movement draw attention to the climate threat through demonstration or petition, which are valuable actions. The Greener Together – the co-operative way initiative builds on to those actions by supporting individuals to change [...]

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Let’s not re-invent the wheel

A key principle of the Ministerial Task Force is that it should build on what has gone before. We asked for your help in highlighting relevant initaitives and resources in a previous post. Please keep the information coming. Contributions so far include: A letter from Richard Boyd, CEO of Disability Essex highlighting their experience so [...]

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