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The contribution of the co-operative movement in the UK economy

EDM (Early Day Motion) 255: tabled on 05 July 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 17 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises the vital contribution of the UK co-operative movement to the economy; further notes that co-operatives in the UK operate across a wide range of sectors, all guided by the values and principles of co-operation that include concern for community and member economic participation; recognises the importance of the co-operative sector in democratising the UK economy and empowering people to take control of their own lives; notes Co-operatives Fortnight taking place from 20 June to 3 July 2022; considers it in the interest of the UK as a whole to ensure the co-operative movement continues to grow; believes that it can play an important role in community-led economic development and levelling-up; and urges the Government to take steps to encourage the expansion of the co-operative sector.