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Taking Wales Forward to Co-operation

22 September 2016 Blog Wales

The Welsh government has published its programme for government over the next few years - and co-operative and mutual approaches run right through it.

Our privatised care system treats its workers like dirt – it’s time to put carers at the heart of caring

It's time to end a shameful chapter in which those closest to us – and the people we trust to care for them – are treated as objects of profit.

It’s time to put rocket boosters under building a more co-operative Britain

It’s time we put rocket boosters under co-operation and ensure that mutuals make a bigger contribution to our wealth as a nation.

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Local government must play leading role in helping residents avoid debt trap

Councils can play a key role in supporting the growth of ethical alternatives to so-called ‘legal loansharks’, says new guide published jointly by the Co-operative Party and the Association of British Credit Unions (ABCUL).

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Time for an ‘ownership revolution’ in social care

The Co-operative Party today calls for an ownership revolution in the social care sector, with carers, those who receive care, and their families represented on the company Boards of private social care providers, and given the right to own their firm when it changes hands.

Co-operative universities: a chance to re-imagine higher education?

Though seemingly designed to extend the marketisation of universities, the government's Higher Education Bill also opens the door for a radically different approach - co-operative universities

Remembering Ken Purchase MP

Adrian Bailey shares his memories of former Labour & Co-operative MP Ken Purchase, whose death was announced on Sunday