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Members’ money: UK retail societies and withdrawable share capital

From their earliest beginnings, co-operatives were set up to meet the needs of people, not to…

Reflections on the 3rd co-operative principle

Jean-Louis Bancel shares his view on the 3rd co-operative principle

Key takeaways from Romania’s Enterprising for Tomorrow conference

The conference featured 36 Romanian and European speakers

Nationwide plan to buy Virgin Money divides analysts and members

The £2.9bn deal would mark an expansion for the UK mutuals sector – but some of…

Co-op Group slashes debt and posts pre-tax profit of £28m

'Despite the continued challenging economic backdrop, we've delivered a world class sales performance with all our…

Can co-ops beat the cash crisis threatening the UK’s regions?

Campaigns from Cles, Co-operatives UK, Save Birmingham and the Co-op Party are calling for new models…

Obituary: Caroline Tendler, co-op campaigner and educator

'Everything Caroline did was informed by her values and principles that she held so close to…

Co-ops and disability: New ways to meet people’s needs

Researcher Steve Graby organised an event bringing together representatives of the co-op and disabled people's movements

Meet… Xiomara Nuñez de Cespedes, chair of the ICA Gender Equality Committee

'This year we highlight the advances of women in the digital age and emphasise the need…

What next for Fairtrade America? Executive director Amanda Archila shares her plans

'I passionately believe that we cannot ignore the voices of farmers and workers throughout our global…

Meet … John Brodie, CEO of Scotmid Co-op

'I am very proud of my colleagues, whether elected members or our employees who turn up…

Supporting co-operation: Claire Dalton on her new role as secretary of Co-operatives UK

'We are led by our values and ethics and I want to do everything I can…