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.