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Time for an ‘ownership revolution’ in social care

The Co-operative Party today calls for an ownership revolution in the social care sector, with carers, those who receive care, and their families represented on the company Boards of private social care providers, and given the right to own their firm when it changes hands.

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Co-operative universities: a chance to re-imagine higher education?

Though seemingly designed to extend the marketisation of universities, the government's Higher Education Bill also opens the door for a radically different approach - co-operative universities

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Remembering Ken Purchase MP

Adrian Bailey shares his memories of former Labour & Co-operative MP Ken Purchase, whose death was announced on Sunday

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Devolution must be more than a choice between Whitehall and City Hall

26 August 2016 Blog

To be meaningful, devolution must be about letting communities make decisions for themselves - not simply shifting power from one tier of politicians to another

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A response to recent media reports

The Co-operative Party has issued the following statement in response to recent media speculation surrounding its relationship with the Labour Party

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What if house prices were linked to wages so local people could afford them?

House prices in London now increasing in value at twice the average yearly earnings. A group of co-operators in East London are working to put home ownership back within reach of the rest of us.

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Co-op councillors demand suppliers pay their fair share of tax

Co-operative councillors in Salford and Durham tighten procurement rules to ensure suppliers are transparent in their tax affairs