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UK co-op economy 2020: a report on the UK’s co-operative sector

Business Cooperatives United Kingdom

The Co-op Economy is the nation’s only comprehensive report on the UK’s co-operative sector. It reveals turnover, membership and employee figures for thousands of co-op enterprises across the UK.

Key findings

  1. There are 7,063 independent co-ops operating across the UK. They operate across all industries, from farming to finance and from energy to education
  2. The equivalent to more than a fifth of the UK population – over 14 million – own and control the UK’s co-operatives
  3. Co-ops are resilient. They are almost twice as likely to survive the early years of existence when compared to other start-up businesses.



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