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LEPs must do more to support co-ops

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.

11 March 2014
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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.

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Leading the way on fair tax

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.

28 February 2014
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Tributes to Lord Bilston

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

26 February 2014
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Getting Added Value for the Public Purse

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

25 February 2014
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A Co-operative Vision for Wales

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.

21 February 2014

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

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.

18 February 2014
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Our growing movement

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

6 February 2014
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Big Energy Saving Week

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

31 January 2014
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Government policy undermining energy saving

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

27 January 2014
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Foundation Hospitals – 10 years on

Foundation hospitals were a radical step when introduced - but 10 years on, more work needs to be done to make them truly owned by their members.

27 January 2014
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Co-operation can drive innovation

Developing economies are showing that co-operation can play a key role in technological and economic innovation

22 January 2014
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Consumers need a single consumer champion

The Government's announcement on 'super complaints' is welcome, but consumers need it to go much further

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Kezia Dugdale highlights dangers of debt this Christmas

Co-operative Party MSP joined by Santa and the Citizens Advice Bureau at debate on regulation of payday lenders

19 December 2013
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A People’s Railway for Scotland

The Co-operative Party calls for the creation of a 'People's Railway', owned by and for the people of Scotland