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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.

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Our growing movement

6 February 2014

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

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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.

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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.

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Foundation Hospitals – 10 years on

27 January 2014

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.

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Co-operation can drive innovation

22 January 2014

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

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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

19 December 2013

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

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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

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Beyond the Big Six

3 December 2013

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

Comment on media speculation

24 November 2013

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

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

21 November 2013

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

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.

Scottish Co-operative Party on campaign

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

Westminster Hall debate on Co-operative Schools

23 October 2013

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