The Co-Operative Economy 2016 Report is Here


The Co-Operative Economy 2016 Report is Here

Co-operatives have published their annual state of the sector report, The UK Co-operative Economy 2016- setting out the performance of co-operatives of all kinds, from the Co-op to farmer owned businesses, credit unions and community run shops.

The headlines are that:

  • A record number of people are members of the UK’s co-operatives – 17.5 million, an increase of 2.3 million in the past five years.
  • The sector’s 7,000 independent co-operative businesses are worth £34bn a year.
  • Retail and agriculture are leading the charge, with credit unions playing an important role in boosting the membership figures.
  • Co-operatives account for 223,000 jobs across the UK.



Read the full report at



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