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Community-owned business growth at highest level since the pandemic

Plunkett UK figures show 32 new organisations opened in 2023

Impact of community shares model increasing across the UK

More than 100 communities applied to the Booster Fund for support and investment in 2023

Plunkett UK: New brand for rural community business network

'It is our intention to use the refreshed brand as a way of reaffirming our commitment…

Community co-ops in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland

How co-op values have helped to support close-knit communities spread across the sparsely populated region

With an election looming, co-ops fight for space on the political agenda

'We need to embrace ideas that ensure that more people have an opportunity to gain more…

Locality launches election manifesto for ‘commmunity power revolution’

'We need a positive vision for the future and to reconnect our national debate with the…

Community forms co-op to rescue much-loved Birmingham hardware store

York Supplies has served its community for 75 years and has been saved from the developer…

Community businesses defy cost pressures to keep social purpose, says Plunkett report

'Times are hard for all businesses right now, but to see what the community-ownership sector continues…