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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.


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.


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


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


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


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.