As Britain's economy stares into the abyss, it's time for us to be ambitious - by doubling the size of the co-operative and mutual sector, we can create the fairer kind of economy that millions of us need
For a long time, progressives have rightly been concerned about ownership in the public sector and with who owns our public services. But delivering our vision of a fairer, more equal society means paying attention to who owns the private sector too.
A year ago, Theresa May pledged to build a ‘country that works for everyone’. This Wednesday, the government will present its final Budget before we formally begin the process of leaving the EU. It’s more urgent than ever that the government uses this budget to build a fairer, more united Britain.
Small and medium-sized businesses are the cornerstone of the UK economy. Enabling them to support one another via mutual guarantee societies will ensure we all benefit from the jobs and investment they create.
At her speech at the CBI, the Prime Minister appeared to suggest that a push for employees on company boards would threaten growth. Far from it - the business case for employee representation is clear.