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This article focuses on information specific to United Kingdom. Please see our Towards sustainable economies page for a topic overview.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Networks[edit | edit source]

Citizens data initiative[edit | edit source]

A minimum income standard for the UK in 2013, Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Funding[edit | edit source]

reFund v. 1.0, UK REconomy Funding Database

How to's[edit | edit source]

  • How to Set Up a Community Co-op, May 17, 2017 @Shareable

Infographics[edit | edit source]

Sharetown Nesta

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Quotes[edit | edit source]

“There is a groundswell of support for an economy in which people have more power over the decisions that affect them, whether that’s housing, jobs or local high streets. Community economic development has the potential to be truly transformational, offering an effective tool to turn the inclusive growth agenda into practical action.

What we have learnt, though, is that for community economic development to be effective some fundamental changes are required. In particular, community-led economic plans need to have a legitimate and recognised place in the way that local authorities and other decision-making bodies approach economic development so that the community’s vision can form a key part of the strategy for the local economy.”

Ed Mayo, Secretary General of Co-operatives UK

Research[edit | edit source]

Imagine the world to come, Reset, Time to reset, A report by the All Party Parliamentary Group on the Green New Deal, added 16:30, 17 September 2020 (UTC)

Creating good city economies in the UK, newstartmag.co.uk

Solidarity Economy Association

Video[edit | edit source]

Other resources[edit | edit source]

  • Community-led economic development uk.coop, Oct 2017
  • Five steps to REconomy, reconomy.org
  • Open Co-ops: Inspiration, Legal Structures and Tools, Josef Davies-Coates STIR (date not found)
  • Infographic: The Preston Model @TheNextSystem, Feb 5, 2018
  • Public-Common Partnerships: Building New Circuits of Collective Ownership, June 27, 2019 common-wealth.co.uk
  • Starting a Transition Enterprise, REconomy, December 23, 2014

News and comment[edit | edit source]

see separate article: Towards sustainable economies UK news

British co-operative movement[edit | edit source]

The United Kingdom is home to a widespread and diverse co-operative movement, with over 7000 registered co-operatives owned by 17 million individual members and which contribute £34bn a year to the British economy. Modern co-operation started with the Rochdale Pioneers' shop in the northern English town of Rochdale in 1844, though the history of co-operation in Britain can be traced back to before 1800. The British co-operative movement is most commonly associated with The Co-operative brand (best known for its supermarket and Funeralcare brands) which has been adopted by several large consumers' co-operative societies; however, there are many thousands of registered co-operative businesses operating in the UK. Alongside these consumers' co-operatives, there exist many prominent agricultural co-operatives (621), co-operative housing providers (619), health and social care cooperatives (111), cooperative schools (834), retail co-operatives, co-operatively run community energy projects, football supporters' trusts, credit unions, and worker-owned businesses.

Co-operatives UK is the central membership organisation for co-operative enterprise throughout the UK. This is a co-operative of co-operatives: a co-operative federation. Most kinds of co-operatives are eligible to join Co-operatives UK.

Campaigns[edit | edit source]

  • Green New Deal UK, non-profit organisation formed in 2019 by organisers who are committed to social, economic and climate justice. "We need as many people in the movement as possible, from all walks of life: anyone committed to our organising principles is welcome and encouraged to join the movement." added 17:29, 16 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Fair Tax, "Fair tax is the new fair trade... All it takes is for consumers, people who are taxpayers themselves, to back the companies that pay what they owe." Ed Mayo, Secretary General of Co-operatives UK.
  • Move Your Money, UK, "national campaign to spread the message that we, as individuals, can help to build a better banking system through our buying power."

See also[edit | edit source]

local information can be found, or shared, via our many UK location pages


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External links[edit | edit source]

link and video added 13:54, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

NEF was founded in 1986 by the leaders of The Other Economic Summit (TOES) with the aim of working for a "new model of wealth creation, based on equality, diversity and economic stability".
The foundation has 50 staff in London and is active at a range of different levels. Its programmes include work on well-being, its own kinds of measurement and evaluation, sustainable local regeneration, its own forms of finance and business models, sustainable public services, and the economics of climate change. W
  • Scientists for Global Responsibility (SGR), promotes the ethical practice and use of science and technology. SGR is affiliated to the International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility (INES).
SGR's main areas of concern are arms and arms control, including military involvement in UK universities; effect of excessive greenhouse gas emissions on climate; the nature of war and reducing barbarity; topsoil and water shortages resulting from modern agricultural methods; depletion of species of fish due to over-fishing; continual spread of nuclear weapons, and reduction of occurrence of serious nuclear accidents.
SGR evaluates the risk of new science and new technological solutions to older science-based problems and threats, while recognizing the enormous contribution science, design and technology has made to civilisation and human well-being. W
  • People Powered Prosperity (date not found)
  • Social Enterprise UK
  • Stir to Action, "community organisation that publishes a quarterly magazine, runs workshop programmes and short courses, produces how-to resources for setting up co-operatives and community enterprises, commissions original artwork and facilitates social economy start-ups."

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