In 2010 Co-operativesUK published a ‘call to action’ for co-operative supporters. The report puts a particular emphasis on making the case for the co-operative option in the context of coalition government policy.
It has also published a briefing note on co-operatives for the government and a review of Co-operativesUK’s policy work.
Following on from this, the organisation is now seeking to commission major new research to reassess the business support needs of co-operative enterprises and has issued an Invitation to Tender. Those interested can download all of the relevant documents, including the ITT from the Co-operativesUK website here. The closing date for the submission of tenders is 31st July 2012.