Supporting thousands of co-operative councillors to give power back to local people in their communities
The Co-op was founded out of a burning desire to banish social injustice 150 years ago. It is these same values that are at the heart of our work to put an end to the scourge of modern day slavery.
In two years, communities have worked together to build hundreds of permanently affordable homes. But policy changes could put Community Land Trusts (CLTs) at risk.
For decades, communities have been told that their only option for regeneration is to compete against one another to incentivise big business to set up shop, and that waiting for inward investment is the only path to growth.
But the race to the bottom could soon be over, thanks to a new approach that puts local people at the heart of rebuilding their local economy.
Ahead of local elections this Thursday, Welsh Campaigns Officer Caitlin Prowle interviews Rachel Garrick, our candidate for Portskewett, Monmouthshire
Procurement may not capture the imagination, but Barcelona is using it to limit the dominance of big busines and support the social and sharing economy in the City.
With this year's local election campaign nearing its closing stages, it's time for all of us to work to ensure a strong voice for co-operation in local government
In Wales, co-operatives and co-operation hold the key to challenge some of the everyday sense of powerlessness felt by many across the country.
Local Government Officer previews our event on social care at LGA Labour Group Conference in Coventry this weekend
After a year of work by local Labour & Co-operative councillors to save local bus services for the community, the People’s Bus service in Witney carries its first passengers today
Co-operative approaches could help solve some of the biggest problems faced by Lancaster’s student population - and as its newest councillor, I'll be working to build the City into a real stronghold of co-operative activity
The Government’s push to devolve power to city and county regions will only be successful if it drives power beyond town halls and into local communities.
International Credit Union day is our chance to celebrate how far we've come - and to raise public awareness too.
Address by Scottish Political Officer Richard McCready to the annual Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) Conference
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).
House prices in London now increasing in value at twice the average yearly earnings. A group of co-operators in East London are working to put home ownership back within reach of the rest of us.
Co-operative councillors in Salford and Durham tighten procurement rules to ensure suppliers are transparent in their tax affairs
The Co-operative Party's candidate for Liverpool Metro Mayor promises to overhaul the region's transport by increasing the role of not-for-profit and co-operative bus operators.
After speaking in a Westminster Hall debate on co-operatives' contribution to the economy, Luciana Berger outlines her co-operative vision for the Liverpool City Region.
A voice for passengers is missing from the Government's Bus Services Bill. Co-operative Peers are working to put it back in.
There is a gap in public debates about wellbeing and care - co-operative models can create services that boost social capital and improve health outcomes.
Following hustings and a ballot at its meeting on Friday, the North West region of the Co-operative Party has voted to select Tony Lloyd as its preferred candidate for Greater Manchester Mayor.
Local government officer Emma Hoddinott reports back on last week's visit to Plymouth, where councillors are this week campaigning to keep Labour & Co-operative control of the City Council.
With the transfer of powers to city regions, there's an opportunity for the growth of co-operation and for local people to have an increased say on the services they depend. We must be ready to seize these opportunities.
Faced with cuts to their local bus service, residents in David Cameron's constituency of Witney are working to create a co-operative-based alternative.
With loneliness described as a 'public health crisis', the Party and co-operative movement are working together to ensure the issue receives the attention it deserves
This week in the Scottish Parliament, Co-operative MSPs Johann Lamont, Claudia Beamish and Sarah Boyack will call on the Scottish Government to promote the mutual ownership of land.
Social enterprise Energy4All announces £5.5m of community investment, amidst government attacks on sector
On Wednesday in the Scottish Parliament the Community Empowerment Bill passed its final stages and became law.
People often question what difference being a ‘Co-operative Council’ makes. Glasgow City Council has a very interesting answer to that question especially in relation to promoting a fairtrade sports goods co-operative.