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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

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

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

, | | 19 December 2013

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

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

, | | 5 December 2013

Beyond the Big Six

Energy co-operatives can deliver a better deal for consumers - but to take on the big 6, they need greater support.

| | 3 December 2013

Comment on media speculation

Comment from the Co-operative Party on speculation in this weekend's newspapers.

| | 24 November 2013

What’s missing in the debate on the NHS? People.

There is more to do to create a health service based on genuine mutuality between the professionals and the public.

| | 21 November 2013

Tributes to Helen Eadie MSP

The Co-operative Party is very sad to learn of the death of Scottish Labour and Co-operative MSP Helen Eadie.

, | | 11 November 2013

Scottish Co-operative Party on campaign

Working with our sister party, Scottish Co-operative Party members deliver victory in the Dumfermline Holyrood byelection.

, | | 1 November 2013

Westminster Hall debate on Co-operative Schools

A recent Westminster Hall debate reveals strong support for Co-operative schools from figures in both parties.

| | 23 October 2013

Your victory on Payday Lenders

Ed Miliband's announcement of plans for a levy on payday lenders is a victory for Co-operative Party activists across the country.

| | 17 October 2013

Your feedback on Conference

Every year we ask our delegates and visitors thought about their experiences at Co-operative Party Conference and then use this feedback to shape the following year. Well this year we thought we’d go a step further, and report to the membership about how we all found it in full. This isn’t just us blowing our […]

| | 15 October 2013

Reflections on Co-operative Party Conference 2013

This year’s annual Cooperative conference was entitled ‘Stronger together.’ Held in Edinburgh, this was a fitting theme to celebrate the strong union and cooperation between the Labour party and the Co-operative Party and the case for a united UK. It was good to see a number of familiar faces during the pre-conference registration. I could […]

| | 9 October 2013