For immediate release: Sunday 6th October Today, Jim Murphy Shadow Secretary of State for Defence backed the Co-operative Party’s call for a dedicated credit union for British service men and women, at the Party’s annual conference in Edinburgh. A similar scheme in America, Navy Federal, has 4 million members of the US armed forces. […]
Allowing ‘Right to Bid’ protection for clubs as well as their stadia can put community back at the heart of football
Councillor Patrick Vernon looks at the future of co-operative structures in the National Health Service.
Co-operative MP John Woodcock reports on the new Barrow & District Credit Union he helped launch, putting co-operative values into practice. From the Rochdale Pioneers onwards, the co-operative movement was founded on a mantra of practical solutions to the hardships faced by working people. Today, as people struggle to make ends meet and increasingly distrust […]
Today, International Co-operatives Day, marks the close of Co-operatives Fortnight 2013, celebrated around the country by co-operative enterprises. Our Members of Parliament made their own contribution by organising a Parliamentary debate, highlighting the great work of co-ops here and abroad. The debate was organized by Chris Evans, Labour & Co-operative MP for Islwyn. Throughout the […]
Councillor Patrick Vernon considers the growing demise of out-of-hours GP co-operatives and finds the Coalition Government to blame. The Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP recently called on GPs to take on more responsibility for home visits and out of hours care. However, Clare Gerada, Chair of Royal College of General Practitioners, in […]
Co-operative activist Sally Chicken describes the expansion of her local credit union and how legislation has helped make this happen. Rainbow Saver Anglia Credit Union Ltd opened its second shop in April 2013. It has been trading for over 10 years with 4,500 members in Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and South Norfolk. Last year it processed more […]
Part of the Labour Party Policy Review, considering supporter and community ownership in football
Energy Bill fails to provide much-needed support for co-operative and community energy schemes
The election for the National Youth Committee for 2013-2015 is currently underway, with Co-operative Party Youth candidates standing to be elected as representatives in each region. The National Youth Committee is the executive of Co-operative Party Youth. There is a member elected for each of the English regions and one each for Scotland, Wales and […]
Lacking employee engagement or community support, the plans make a mockery of the term mutual
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The Labour Policy Review have organised the following event with the Labour Finance and Industry Group and Labour in the City: How should we deal with household indebtedness? Large numbers of families use door stop and pay day lenders. The growth of the high interest, short term loan industry is matched by the squeezing of people’s wages and […]
The Co-operative Party has submitted written evidence to the Welsh Government’s Co-operatives and Mutuals Commission. Deputy General Secretary Karen Wilkie outlines our case. The Commission posed a number of questions for the movement to respond to – all very pertinent to how the Welsh Government could help co-ops – which it should. What these may […]
During Fairtrade Fortnight, the Make Food Fair campaign was launched by the Fairtrade Foundation.