Legal News for UK Co-ops and Mutuals
This is a blog where brief information about developments in UK Co-op and mutual law will be reported. Readers of this blog will also find Linda Barlow's Co-operatives UK Blog at http://www.uk.coop/blogs/linda.barlow helpful. For an network of academics working on co-ops, mutuals and social enterprises visit http://blogs.kent.ac.uk/r-comuse/2012/09/welcome-to-r-comuse/
- Name: Ian Snaith
- Location: Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Interested in sharing information and knowledge around legal issues for co-ops and social enterprises in the co-oplawnews blog and thoughts on random issues in the "real" blog.
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
First European Co-operative Society (SCE) Formed
As CICOPA reports:
"On 6 July 2006, a first ever European social cooperative society, Escoop, has been formally established in front of a notary, in Mola di Bari, Italy, between various Italian, Finnish and Spanish organisations involved in social services, the academic world and public administration, having at its centre the Italian social cooperative consortium Elpendu."
The escoop website gives more information.
Monday, September 25, 2006
Ed Miliband Sees "Third Sector" as Teaching Public Sector
Maybe this is an indication that under a post-Blair New Labour regime there will be less contracting out and more direct public sector provision? Or maybe it's impossible for a Labour politician to appear to be too critical of public servants and their delivery when David Cameron is snuggling up to them?