March 2020 – Co-operative Party

The Co-operative Difference

Co-ops being different from usual businesses helps them make a difference in their communities. Never has that difference been more stark or more necessary.

Image showing a box of tools at the feet of a self employed worker

As Coronavirus hits our economy, the self employed are being left behind

The Government is yet to provide the support that the UK's 5 million self-employed workers need during the Covid-19 outbreak - putting their health, livelihoods and homes at risk. We're working with the trade union movement to call for urgent support and protection for those workers.

It’s time for us all to do what we can

We’ve all being asked to keep our distance from each other, but it’s possible to be more together whilst staying apart.

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Coop’d up at home? 6 tips to be a better shopper during coronavirus

The outbreak of Covid-19 has shown the world what we in the co-operative sector already know - that our retail workers are heroes. Through thick and thin, they continue to go to work on tills, stocking shelves and making deliveries - ensuring we are clothed, fed and safe. it isn't an easy job, especially in the current circumstances. In the spirit of co-operation, we can make sure we're making small changes to our daily lives to make sure we don't make their job harder.

A picture showing empty pasta shelves in a British supermarket

Coronavirus is giving us all a taste of food insecurity

For most of us in the UK, Coronavirus has elicited the first genuine concerns about our ability to feed ourselves and our families. But for many families, food insecurity is an every day experience.