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Co-operatives and job creation in Wales

Chris Logan

Co-operatives and job creation in Wales

a feasibility study.

by Chris Logan

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Published by Wales TUC in Cardiff .
Written in English

  • Job creation -- Wales.,
  • Producer cooperatives -- Wales.,
  • Management -- Employee participation -- Wales.

  • Edition Notes

    Cover title: Co-operation and job creation in Wales:a feasibility study.

    Other titlesCo-operation and job creation in Wales:a feasibility study.
    ContributionsWales TUC.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationii, 142p. ;
    Number of Pages142
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20782414M

    Book Reviews William Hazell’s Gleaming Vision: a. Co-operative Life in South Wales By Alun Burge. Y Lolfa. ISBN: Thanks to Alun Burge’s moving and meticulous biography, William Hazell can now take his. place as a major, generative figure, not only in the twentieth-century co-operative movement but. The Record; On behalf of my fellow Assembly Members, I welcome the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Wales. When you last visited the National Assembly for Wales in , you said that you would like to return, and I am very pleased that you have been able to do so so early in the fourth Assembly. Whether in job creation or education Plymouth’s co-operatives are pioneering but their potential is even greater than that realised today. Plymouth Labour Party wants to see these services continue and to become better but recent changes are making us change the way in which Councils go about making those services happen.

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The ‘Not Alone’ report, a piece of research launched last year by Co-operatives UK, The Wales Co-operative Centre and Unity Trust Bank, identified the number of self-employed workers across the UK is growing significantly at approximately million people i.e.

Co-operatives ofthere were then over million co-op members in the EU: with million concentrated in banking, credit and insurance co-ops (as member/account holders); and million in consumer and retail co-ops.

3 In Russia and China, forms of. Co-operatives UK is "the central membership organisation for co-operative enterprise throughout the UK".

The co-operative federation was founded in as the Co-operative Central Board, changing its name to the Co-operative Union before finally becoming Co-operatives UK following its merger with the Industrial Common Ownership Movement (ICOM) in Founded: Manchester (). Co-operatives and Mutuals Wales has been instrumental in organising a two day study tour of Social Co-ops in Wales for researchers from Japan.

Mr Koichi Sato, from the Consumers Co-operative Institute of Japan has a particular interest in the activities of consumer co-ops and joint buying by members. He began by talking about the strong tradition and legacy of co-operation in Wales, which is known the world over as the birthplace of Robert Owen, the first co-operative pioneer.

But the Commission had been struck by the gap between this heritage and the reality of the co-operative sector in modern Wales.

Co-operatives UK also manages and delivers a number of other co‑operative support and funding programmes. The Hive Get a bespoke package of direct support, training and mentoring for new start-up or existing co-op via The Hive, in partnership with The Co-operative Bank.

The Wales Co-operative Centre is a not for profit organisation which supports Wales’ economic growth, helps communities to become stronger and more inclusive and in turn supports people in Wales to improve their lives and livelihoods.

We deliver a range of projects which help social businesses to grow; help people to learn digital skills. In the Wales Co-operative Centre was the largest co-operative development agency in England and Wales.

Today () the UK's largest Co-operatives include John Lewis Partnership and the Co-operative Group. InTower Colliery became the largest employee-owned company in Wales with support from the Wales Co-operative Centre.

The Centre. lists employment creation among the main objectives of cooperative development. It is for this reason that UNDP and the ILO have decided to include cooperative aspects into their joint TSS-1 exercise entitled “Job Creation and Poverty Eradication in Africa” which aims at formulating an employment promotion programme for sub-saharan Size: KB.

Assembly group formed to find co-operative solutions for Wales Welsh Assembly Members of all parties have come together to find co-operative solutions to Wales' economic challenges. The Assembly Cross-party Group on Co-operatives and Mutuals was formed on Wednesday 25 November Co-operatives play an important role in the economy and employment in Wales, turning over more than £1 billion a year and providing around 7, jobs.

Across the UK as a whole, co-operatives have been more resilient to recession and provide more stable and better quality jobs than mainstream businesses. The annual Social Business Wales recognises excellence within the social business sector in Wales.

The awards night, this year hosted at Venue Cymru in Llandudno, will be a chance to celebrate the positive impact that social enterprises, co-operatives, and employee-owned businesses are having across Wales.

The Ghana Co-operatives Council is the apex body of all Cooperatives in the country and holds the prime aim to promote Cooperative development that leads to job creation and poverty reduction. Its vision is to become the embodiment of viable cooperatives in the Country and thus embark on a mission to develop Cooperatives and other self-help groups.

Co-operatives of all kinds are thriving across Wales, from workers’ co-operatives generating and sharing profits to community co-operatives providing essential services, from producer co-operatives working together to bring their goods to market to supporters’ trusts helping local football clubs to thrive.

The five-fold typology of worker co-operatives includes endowed co-operatives, worker buy-out co-operatives, defensive co-operatives, alternative co-operatives, job creation co-operatives. Most banks provide a franchisee financing service which not only lends start-up capital but also assess the status of the : David Goss.

In terms of job creation, particularly for younger people, we see space for a £1 billion programme of investment in the wider ‘Social Economy’, including co-operatives.

Portugal has a model that shows what is possible through co-operative models for young people and Co-operatives UK is collaborating as a partner in an emerging UK Social. The International Fish Cooperative Organisation (ICFO) is a sectoral organisation established to promote the development of fisheries cooperatives around the world, to promote trade, to share co-operative training and education materials as well as information on fishery matters.

• Co-operatives Yorkshire & Humber is an affinity partner Switch today and quote AF Co-operatives Yorkshire & Humber. This will help to support CY&H and give you £10 credit. Tel: * Sheffield Co-operatives For all you need to know about the Co-operative Movement in Sheffield #news *.

there are aboutco-operatives that let tenants democratically control their homes, more than self-help housing projects are bringing empty homes back into use, over 50 cohousing groups of private homes that share facilities; and.

“By their very nature, social enterprises and co-operatives consider the social and environmental impact of their work alongside the bottom line. The Wales Co-operative Centre has already put inclusive economic growth at the heart of our new strategy.

We look forward to working with Welsh government to make it a reality”. Welsh Co-operatives Wales Co-operative Development & Training Centre A New Thing: The Story of Daily Bread Co- Co-operative and Job Creation in Wales: A Feasibility Study Wales TUC Worker Co-operatives & The Social a book of readings and witnesses for workers' control (Vol 1.) Ken Coates, Anthony Topham The UK co-operative economy – alternatives to austerity The UK is back in recession.

UK GDP grew people are without a job; our environment is running out of natural resources. Our gaps are social, environmental and economic. growing in Wales.

Co-operatives are providing jobs, wealth and services in. Following the publication of our new ‘Community Co-operatives in Wales’ report, our Chief Executive, Derek Walker, looks at measuring the impact of such businesses: When we started publishing our four reports on the co-operative economy in Wales at the beginning of this year we already knew co-operatives added value to communities and jobs and growth to economies.

Co-operatives play a significant role in Canada, with one study stating the co-operative sector contributes over $50 billion to the economy and supports overjobs.

INFOGRAPHIC: The Economic Impact of Co-operatives in Canada. There are different co-operatives in different industries around the world.

In spite of these differences, there. Molly Scott Cato has published papers on employment policy in Wales (Contemporary Wales, ) and the impact of inward investment on economic regeneration (Local Economy, ). The government’s inward-investment based employment policy in Wales has attracted sceptical attention since its inception, but it was holed below the waterline by the experience of the.

“Co-operatives in Southern Africa: Their Role in Job Creation and Poverty Reduction,” for the South African F oundation. Oakeshott, R. The case for Worker`s Co-operatives. Job creation and protection is a key driver of joint work between the trade union movement and co-operatives.

There is participation in co-operatives even in the building sector. The history of co-operatives in Wales is a rich one. Indeed, the father of the co-operative movement, Mr Robert Owen, was Welsh, as was William Hazell, a little. Co-operatives UK had been running their Co-operative Fortnight since They came to us to refresh the event, get more people involved and spread the word about the size and scope of co-operatives in the UK.

The spiritual centre of co-operation in Wales was in the Aberdare Valley. The first co-operative society which demonstrated that co-operation was a reliable, long term, economic enterprise was. A social enterprise is an organization that applies commercial strategies to maximize improvements in financial, social and environmental well-being—this may include maximizing social impact alongside profits for co-owners.

Social enterprises can be structured as a for-profit or non-profit, and may take the form (depending on in which country the entity exists and the.

Land expropriation without compensation is a controversial topic in South Africa. Proponents of this topic mention the following benefits, amongst others: Land expropriation without compensation has been discussed at length in the popular press, but what are the implications for business, specifically relating to tax and the ability to continue in business.

Progressive Wales By prioritising the creation of a detailed job-creation programme designed to build a sustainable Wales in a way which aimed to equalise economic outcomes, Plaid Cymru could project a vision for a future which fits with the traditions and history of Wales and the long term thinking of Plaid Cymru.

Key Labour and Co-operative figures have launched a collection of essays exploring a co-operative alternative for London’s problems. It is hoped the book, “Co-operative Capital: creating a city that works for Londoners”, will shape the policy debate in London ahead of the mayoral election.

The 15 essays propose co-operative solutions to issues such as the lack of. It is said that this book is also favoured reading for Ed Miliband's economic advisors and I sincerely hope that this is the case. Polanyi's favourite economist was Robert Owen.

He argued that Owen was the only commentator of the time who recognised that we are primarily social rather than economic beings and to try to understand what this. The financing of worker cooperatives in the UK. Evidence and implications Co-operatives and Job Creation in Wdes, Cardiff, Wales T.U.C.

LONDON ICOM,Worker Co-operatives Database, London. THE creation of a Co-operative and Mutuals Commission for Wales has been welcomed by leaders in the sector. The move was announced last week by Business Minister Edwina Hart. The Commission, which will be chaired by Professor Andrew Davies is tasked with making recommendations on growing and developing the co-operative and mutual economy in.

Chapter 2 Cooperatives, mutuals and member-owned firms. on the basis that cooperatives have the ability to extend far beyond the reach of other businesses in areas such as job creation, social inclusion and achieving positive environmental outcomes:WA has amended its Co-operatives Act (WA Act) to align with the CNL.

A cooperative (also known as co-operative, co-op, or coop) is "an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned enterprise".

Cooperatives may include: businesses owned and managed by the people who use their services (a consumer cooperative). Co-operative Women’s Challenge heads to Wales.

Hosted by our friends at Wales Co-operative Centre, and chaired by our very own Amanda Benson, this free event will take place at Tramshed Tech, Cardiff City Centre, on Monday 4th December from pm-8pm.

At present, there are an estimated co-operatives in Wales (of which only 22 are within the agri-food sector) [60,61]. Stakeholders recognized a role for institutional support for new and fledgling co-operatives within the food sector in order to scale-out co-operative approaches within Wales and achieve the “critical mass” required.

Services provided: Fundraising ideas and information, Information for social enterprises and co-operatives, Information on legal structures, Information on managing community and voluntary sector groups, Information on producing financial and business plans, Information about community shares.

Recent good news for small co-operatives in Wales Co-operatives provide benefits for all their members – here’s what you can expect: More opportunities to meet with other people who are co-operative members to share support .Young Co‑operatives A national enterprise programme helping young people explore the benefits co-ops and promoting them as a real alternative.

Read more. Published: 21 st June, The Co-operative College is a registered charity in England and Wales () and in Scotland (SC).