Category Archives: Co-ops and mutuals

Proof of delivery?

Ministers are keen to promote mutuals as the way forward for the public sector, but there is little evidence to suggest that these will help to improve the quality and efficiency of services Many extravagant claims have been made about … Continue reading

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Housing: Bricks or Bubbles?

No longer seen as ‘safe as houses’, there has been a recognition following the financial crisis, that the housing market is inextricably linked to the health of the wider economy.  When the bubble bursts for housing, the effects are felt widely.  … Continue reading

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Co-ops and mutuals: what risk for the public sector?

The values of mutualism featured strongly in the Conservative and Liberal Democrat manifestos at the 2010 General Election and specific policy pledges have since been made by the Coalition government to help develop public sector staff to develop employee-owned mutuals … Continue reading

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On new mutualism

A recent funding annoucement by the Cabinet Office Minister, Francis Maude, has reinforced the Coalition Government’s commitment to give public sector workers they right to take over the services they deliver, by forming employee owned co-operatives and mutuals. Mark … Continue reading

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