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Pauline Green sets out her view of Co-op Group’s future

24 March 2014

The ICA President's contribution in the Guardian is a signficant one, which we know will be of interest to many in the Party

Scottish Procurement Bill

19 March 2014

The Bill provides a golden opportunity to support co-op enterprises across Scotland. But Nicola Sturgeon is standing in the way.

Kezia Dugdale MSP welcomes commitment to co-op councils

Scottish Labour Devolution Commission backs co-operative councils and co-operatively run services

Statement on the resignation of Euan Sutherland

Commenting on the resignation of Co-op Group Chief Executive Euan Sutherland, Gareth Thomas MP said:


Co-ops need more support from LEPs

11 March 2014

Co-ops and social enterprises are key to community-driven economic growth – but they need better support.

LEPs must do more to support co-ops

11 March 2014

Jim Dobbin MP today called for an overhaul of the support given to community co-ops, highlighting their key role in the regional economic recovery.


Tributes to Hollis Smallman

The Party and Co-operative movement have lost a champion, a great believer in social justice, and above all, a very nice man.


Leading the way on fair tax

28 February 2014

The scandal of corporate tax avoidance is now a key issue for consumers. And with the launch of the Fair Tax Mark, Co-operatives are leading the way.


Tributes to Lord Bilston

26 February 2014

Figures across the Party have been paying tribute to Dennis Turner, Lord Bilston, whose death was announced on Wednesday.


Getting Added Value for the Public Purse

25 February 2014

In Scotland, we're fighting to make sure that taxpayer's money delivers the maximum benefit for local communities and workers.


A Co-operative Vision for Wales

21 February 2014

Today's report sets out a bold vision for a Wales where Wales co-operative ways of doing business are the norm, not the exception.

Should co-operatives have a political voice? Have your say.

18 February 2014

As the Co-operative Group asks for the views of the public, it's important that the political role of the co-operative movement isn't lost.


Our growing movement

6 February 2014

The co-operative sector in Leeds is booming - as my afternoon spent visiting them with Karin Christiansen showed


Big Energy Saving Week

31 January 2014

After a successful Big Energy Saving Week, still more needs to be done to keep energy bills under control.


Government policy undermining energy saving

27 January 2014

Government policy has driven SME businesses onto the rocks, while the ‘Big Six’ energy suppliers sail serenely on.