Transforming Rochdale by building community wealth the co-operative way

In Rochdale, anchor institutions are coming together to build community wealth and grow their local co-operative economy. This case study explores how their initiative, Rochdale Stronger Together, is creating the jobs that people want, the services that they need, communities where people want to live and opportunities for young people to aspire and achieve.

Jim Arnold

Remembering Dr Jim Arnold – Preserver of New Lanark

Claudia Beamish MSP and Ged Killen MP have tabled motions to the Scottish Parliament and Westminster Parliament respectively to mark the passing of Dr Jim Arnold, former director of the New Lanark Trust and responsible for preserving the hugely important New Lanark site. Iain Macdonald, trustee of the New Lanark Heritage Trust and former Secretary General of the International Co-operative Alliance, has contributed the following obituary.

Support the child victims of modern slavery

Figures out this week show a shocking rise in the number of UK children in modern slavery - primarily linked to drug related organised crime. We must increase support for all victims from 45 days to a year.

Building a decent society – to live and work

Brexit dominates our political discourse, but our country faces urgent challenges in other areas such as housing and work. Crossbench peer Lord Kerslake speaks to our Common Decency Conference.

There is also a Spring Statement today…

Our economy needs a radical overhaul to shake us out of stalled growth and our Brexit malaise - but today's Spring Statement looks unlikely to propose anything that will genuinely tackle low wages and poor productivity.

Help us deliver food justice

We need to work to restore common decency for all and that starts with the fight for food justice. Help us to make it happen.

Across the World, co-operatives are helping to close the Gender Gap

This week, to mark International Women’s Day 2019, the Co-operative Party Women’s Network hosted an event exploring how co-operatives have succeeded in empowering women to bring about sustainable change to their communities around the world.

Rebuilding Common Decency

Whether in policy or how we do politics, common decency seems further away than ever. That's why we must all recommit ourselves to building a politics we can all be proud of.

A new era of co-operation in Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester has a proud tradition of co-operation and an already thriving co-operative sector. The launching of the Co-operative Commission is another important step towards building a better, stronger and more co-operative society.