March 2024 – Co-operative Party
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A say and stake: why I back growing employee ownership in Scotland.

As both a Scottish Labour and Scottish Co-operative Party MSP and Convener of the Economy and Fair Work Committee in the Scottish Parliament, I am interested in how we can encourage employee ownership models, identify barriers and support more businesses to adopt co-op models in my region of Mid Scotland and Fife, and across Scotland. 

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A greener, cleaner energy system.

Community energy provides the opportunity to transform our relationship to the energy system – both by moving away from fossil fuels and creating a more pluralised ownership form.

What the Spring Budget means for the co-operative sector.

The Budget could have been the moment Britain began investing in its co-operative, mutual and wider social economy – seizing on the ambition of the co-operative sector to double in size over the next five years. Unfortunately, this has not been the case.