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This month an Updating Supplement to the Handbook of Co-operative and Community Benefit Society Law was published. It is a separate soft back, or ePDF publication of 108 pages and is organised by reference to Chapter and paragraph numbers in … Continue reading

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Words such as “officer”, “director”, “board” and “committee” are often used in an apparently contradictory way when co-ops and community benefit societies are discussed. The position on those labels in societies can be confusing, so here is my attempt to … Continue reading

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Many of you will have heard about the legal changes that have come into force this year. At some point I’ll tidy up this website to give them more prominence as a resource for readers, whether lawyers, co-ops, bencoms or … Continue reading

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Rumour has it that formal announcements to the markets and bondholders about the future of the bank will be made on Monday 4th November. In the meantime Ethical Consumer has launched a campaign on the basis of “staying ethical: returning … Continue reading

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Now that I’m back from Brussels it’s time to have a closer look at the use of the word “Co-operative” in the name of a bank 70% owned by Stock Market investors and 30% by the Co-operative Group. I argue … Continue reading

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Thanks to Software.coop, which I refer to as my IT department (sorry folks ; ) ), for an analysis of recent changes to the Code and comparisons with Linux. Keep up the good work on all fronts.

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Co-operatives UK have issued a brief indication of their response to the HM Treasury Consultation Document “Growth Through Co-operation” that came out on 26th July and their fuller response to the technical questions is available to download there as well. … Continue reading

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Here is a recording of the Co-op Fortnight Law Lecture and Discussion in mp3 form for you to download if you have an hour to spare or trouble sleeping…..If you look at the slides while listening, it may make more … Continue reading

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Protect the “Co-operative” Name – contact BIS by 22.05.13

It is vital that everyone supports Co-operatives UK’s campaign on the Government’s proposal to remove the current protection for the use of the word “Co-operative” in the name of a company, LLP, sole trader, limited partnership, or unregistered general partnership. Do … Continue reading

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International Co-operative Alliance UK and Blueprint

This link gives an up to date account of the relationship between the ICA’s Blueprint Plan on legislation and this year’s UK developments. Essentially, we have the consolidation which it is hoped will become law by late 2013 (see My … Continue reading

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