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Relighting the Fire? Co-operative Education in Wales – 19/11/2016

    Callum Johnston reports on a round table event organised by Co-operatives and Mutuals Wales “To train and educate the rising generation will at all times be the first object of society, to which every other will be subordinate” … Continue reading

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New book by Ed Mayo

        “What matters to us? One way of answering that question is through the lens of values, which have a powerful influence on our attitudes and behaviours. Drawing on a range of case studies worldwide…..this short guide … Continue reading

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Co-operative Group results published today

The Co-operative Group Annual Results 2015 are published today. To view the RNS/Press Release click on the following link: http://www.co-operative.coop/corporate/press/press-releases/headline-news/results-2015/ To view the Annual Report & Accounts click on the following link: http://www.co-operative.coop/annual-results-2015

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Co-ops struggle for recognition in Australia

The Australian April 1, 2016 12:00AM http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/legal-affairs/coops-struggle-for-recognition/news-story/ea01a5d5d3f4880a5c1b20891bbbe03f Co-operative and mutual enterprises still remain influential in some sectors of the Australian economy, and yet the federal corporations law, and legal and accounting professions, often fail to recognise their existence. The Corporations … Continue reading

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Robert Owen Museum is recruiting volunteers

The Robert Owen Museum is a small, independent museum in Newtown, celebrating the life, ideas and legacy of Robert Owen. His ideas led to the formation of the Co-operative movement and he was an instigator of free education for workers’ children. He … Continue reading

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Co-operative Press seek new Board Member

      Board member recruitment The Co-operative Press, which publishes Co-operative News, is seeking to recruit a board member.  Co-operative News is the fortnightly magazine and website that publishes news, analysis and opinion from the UK and global sector. … Continue reading

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Co-operative Housing in Loftus Garden Village

Charter Housing, which is part of the Seren Group, is working with the Welsh Government and local people to develop an innovative housing co-operative as part of the eagerly anticipated Loftus Garden Village in Newport – www.loftusgardenvillage.co.uk. Development of the … Continue reading

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Co-op Housing in the Vale of Glamorgan

Wales Co-operative Centre are assisting a co-op housing group in the Vale of Glamorgan. They are looking for creative co-operators who would be interested in purchasing 2 bed houses at c. £215,000 in Wenvoe, as part of a co-operative with … Continue reading

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The Welsh Co-operatives and Mutuals Commission – have your say

The Welsh Co-operatives and Mutuals Commission has published its report, which makes recommendations on growing and developing the co-operative and mutual economy in Wales, in order to create jobs and wealth. The ‘Co-operatives and Mutuals Commission Wales Report 2014’was launched … Continue reading

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Wales Commission on Co-operatives and Mutuals launched

Wales needs to embrace co-operatives for bright economic future, says report to Welsh Government Wales needs to embrace the co-operative and mutual business model to achieve a real improvement in social and economic wellbeing, according to a report published today … Continue reading

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Robert Owen International Airport

An online Assembly petition has been launched with the aim of persuading the Welsh Government to rename its newly acquired (Cardiff Wales) Airport as the Robert Owen International Airport. The petition, started by Justin Lilley  of Positive Money, is available … Continue reading

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New worker co-op in Swansea

Seven ex-Remploy employees have joined together to form a worker co-operative on the site of Remploy’s former factory in the Fforestfach area of Swansea. Accommodation Furniture Solutions (AFS) will initially provide work for the seven staff who have all invested … Continue reading

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The Co-operative Economy in Wales

The Co-operative Economy has continued to grow in Wales throughout the recession, just as it has across the UK. The UK Economy’s GDP shrank during the recession, and has only just recovered to the same level as when the recession … Continue reading

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Wales Co-operative Centre publishes more research

Over the last 18 months the Wales Co-operative Centre have published a series of research reports. The latest looking at Co-operative Housing is available here               Other reports include Alun Burge’s look at co-op … Continue reading

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No limit for Community Owned Clubs

                      CMW organised a special event on the community ownership of sport at the Co-op Congress at the SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff last month. Read the full report at http://www.news.coop/article/no-upper-limit-what-community-owned-club-can-be

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Welsh Co-operatives and Mutuals Commission

The independent Commission chaired by Andrew Davies has been set up to make recommendations on growing and developing the co-operative and mutual economy in Wales. The deadline for submitting evidence is fast approaching. You are encouraged to address your evidence to … Continue reading

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ICA Decade of Co-operation

The International Co-operative Alliance has published its final version of the Decade of Co-operation, which lays out the strategy for the international movement. Download the full report here:- ica_blueprint_-_final_version_issued_7_feb_13

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European Mutual Statute comes a step closer

On March 14th  the European Parliament in Strasbourg unanimously adopted a report by MEP Luigi Berlinguer (S&D) on a European Mutual Statute. This comes after a campaign undertaken by the Association Internationale de la Mutualité (AIM), which was supported by leading … Continue reading

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Credit Unions Report published by Welsh Government

Some Credit Unions could close if Welsh Government funding is withdrawn at the end of this year, a report for the Welsh Government warns Credit Unions in Wales are supported by Welsh Government funding, the current phase of which ends … Continue reading

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www.shares.coop launches

consultancy.coop, a worker co-operative of third sector consultants which is a member of Co-operatives and Mutuals Wales and Co-operatives UK has launched a brand new service aimed at organisations that are raising investment funds through a Community Shares Issue This is becoming an … Continue reading

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