Research and publications

Post Office Limited should be a mutual

A re-published report by Mutuo’s Managing Partner, Peter Hunt and Principal Associate, Cliff Mills argues that the mutualisation of Post Office Limited would better serve its employees and the communities in which branches operate.   What if Mr Bates owned the Post...

APPG for Mutuals calls for Written Submissions: Law Commission Review into the Co-operatives and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014

Session 1: Key legislative reform issues for co-operatives 28th February 2024 15:00-17:00 Room C, 1 Parliament Street, House of Commons   Written submissions:  The announcement of separate Law Commission reviews into both the Co-operatives and Community Benefit...

All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Mutuals to lead mutual sector in responding to Law Commission review of co-op law

Speaking at the FTT Mutuals conference, Gareth Thomas MP today announced that the APPG for Mutuals will spearhead a major campaign to co-ordinate a cross mutual sector response to the Law Commission’s review of the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act...

Demutualisation and how to stop it

Demutualisation has ripped through many countries' mutual sectors, as people have sought to cash in on many decades, even centuries, of legacy assets that were built up by generations of members. Yet it has…

Mutuo launches new influencing strategy for consumer co-ops

Mutuo has launched a new influencing strategy document for consumer co-operatives. The policy guide, co-produced with Consumer Co-operatives Worldwide [CCW], makes the case for consumer co-ops and demonstrates their importance to the global economy and…

Launch of updated BCCM Sector blueprint

We’re pleased to announce the launch of the updated Business Council for Co-operatives and Mutuals [BCCM] Sector blueprint.  Conceived and produced by Mutuo, BCCM’s updated strategy document reflects the success of its advocacy over its short…

Mutuals Policy Review Published

The Hunt Review of Mutuals Policy has now been published (19th December 2014). The review, commissioned by Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP and Rt Hon Ed Balls MP is an independent report written by Mutuo…

Reviewing Co-operative Governance

Lord Myners is currently reviewing the governance structure of the Co-operative Group.  This is not the first review – Mutuo contributed to such a project in 2007.  Of course the context was different from…

Time to get tough on football authorities, say MPs

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Mutuals has called on the Government to take urgent action to improve the way that football club owners behave towards supporter groups. In a report that is critical of…

Mutuals Yearbook 2013

Since 2008 when the Mutuals Yearbook was first published, the world around us has changed significantly. It is clear that all mutual organisations have endured a difficult economic climate in which to operate. Our…

Raising New Capital in Mutuals: Taking Action in the UK

By their very nature, mutuals are limited in how they can raise capital. Like all businesses, they can retain profits and can borrow against future earnings, but they have no equity shareholders and so…

Mid Term Mutuals Manifesto

The mid term manifesto seeks to take a fresh look at the role that mutuals can and should play in the business and social future of the United Kingdom. It takes into account the…

Mutual businesses go for growth

Mutual businesses have reasserted their position in the UK high street, with figures unveiled today showing a combined mutual sector turnover of £116bn and one in three consumers doing business with a mutual in…

Mutuo welcomes plans to develop a mutual Post Office

Mutuo has welcomed today's Government response to the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills consultation “Building a Mutual Post Office.”  The consultation, which sets out the building blocks towards securing a mutual post office,…

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