• Protecting the consumer

    We have long championed the rights of consumers, with Labour and Co-operative MPs responsible for most of the legislation underpinning consumer protection today.

  • Protecting the environment

    We were one of the early political voices for environmental protection and were responsible for the Farm and Garden Chemicals Act 1968 and the Clean Air Act 1968. Now we are championing community and renewable energy production.

  • Transformed co-operative and mutual law

    We’ve worked towards the first wholesale transformation of co-operative and mutual law for a generation.

  • Secured financial support to grow the credit union movement

    We secured almost £100 million in support for credit unions to offer affordable credit.

  • Unlocking the power of fan ownership

    We worked to create Supporters’ Direct, which supports fans to collectively own their football clubs.

  • Helped found the co-operative schools movement

    We enabled the creation of co-operative schools trusts, with around 800 co-operative schools now open nationwide.

  • Supported Fair Trade

    We helped secure the funding of £2 million per year for the Fairtrade Foundation, as well as 590 Fairtrade Town Halls.