Doubling the size of the co‑operative sector in our countryside

In this week's committee debate on the Government's Agriculture Bill, I argued that more co-operatives would deliver a fairer and more resilient sector which works for farmers. Our proposed amendment would provide agricultural co-operatives with the funding, support and protection they need to thrive.

September 2018
July 2018

Does size matter?

On top of the advantages of the co-operative model itself, it's clear that a significantly larger co-operative sector can 'ripple out', helping to transform the economy as a whole.

June 2018
May 2018
March 2018

Co-operative MPs call for release of lending blackspot data

This evening Co-operative MPs will call in Parliament for the release of data revealing which parts of the country are being targeted by high-cost lenders, and which have been abandoned by big banks as a result of branch closures.

February 2018
January 2018
November 2017
October 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016

Calling time on nuisance callers

Our co-operative movement has long been at the forefront of protecting consumers - and it's time for co-operators to take the lead in tackling nuisance calls.

November 2016
October 2016
July 2016
June 2016

Co-operative MSPs Mark Co-operatives Fortnight

Co-operatives have a long and distinguished history in Scotland - but it is important that the Scottish Government and local authorities look to promote co-operatives in twenty-first century Scotland too.

May 2016