Supporting thousands of co-operative councillors to give power back to local people in their communities
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.
Councillor Tudor Evans the Labour and Co-operative leader of Plymouth City Council has been named Council Leader of the Year at the LGiU Councillor Achievement Awards Ceremony.
This week's Fabian Society and NLGN leaflet sets out an exciting vision for local government - and it's clear that co-operative and mutual approaches have an important role to play.
A Labour & Co-operative-led Scottish Government would implement the findings of the Devolution Commission to build capacity and knowledge across local government.
In Haringey, we are helping credit unions do what they do best – beating payday lenders at their own game
Alongside the European elections, hundreds of co-operators will be standing in local council elections across England. Here's how you can get involved.
The Bill provides a golden opportunity to support co-op enterprises across Scotland. But Nicola Sturgeon is standing in the way.
Scottish Labour Devolution Commission backs co-operative councils and co-operatively run services
Co-ops and social enterprises are key to community-driven economic growth – but they need better support.
Lacking employee engagement or community support, the plans make a mockery of the term mutual
Andy Hull takes a look at ways that local councils can tackle payday lenders