It's been years in the making, Radical Routes a UK-wide network of radical housing and workers' co-operatives has updated their guide to starting and developing workers' co-operatives.
Kayleigh Robertson, of the editorial collective, said “In the current economic climate more and more people are creating their own opportunities by setting up workers' co-ops. We really want to facilitate this and inspire a new generation of co-operators to create work without bosses.”
As more people are faced with the economic hardship and the inequity of modern corporate businesses, more are choosing to set-up or become part of co-operatively owned and controlled businesses.
At Co-operatives UK we are getting more enquires all the time about starting new co-operative businesses and I'm sure our soon to be released state of the co-operative economy report will agree that our movement is thriving.
The books are available to download free here and print versions are £4.50, with a special launch price of £3.50 at Futures North.
If you are thinking of setting up or want to find out about all types of co-operative businesses check out Co-opertives UK's website: www.uk.coop/start