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-operatives28th 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 Societies Act 2014 and the Friendly Societies Act 1992 presents a once in a lifetime opportunity to seek to establish…

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 2014. Starting in January 2024 for six months, the APPG will conduct hearings where the…

APPG for Mutuals AGM 2022

The Annual General Meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Mutuals will be held on Tuesday 22nd March, 15:30 – 17:00 in Room W1, Westminster Hall.  The session will hear from Martin Shaw, Chief Executive of the Association of Financial Mutuals about lessons learned/actions needed following the attempted demutualisation of LV= To attend, please…

Impact, Responsibility and Business Purpose – How Co-operatives and Mutuals Embody Sustainable Business

Increasingly, investors are concerned with the environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards of the companies they invest in. This briefing note explains some of the latest developments in relation to ESG and how co-operatives and mutuals around the world are uniquely suited to matching and exceeding ESG criteria. View the briefing note (PDF format)

APPG for Mutuals AGM 2021

The Annual General Meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Mutuals will be held on Tuesday 19th January, 14:00 – 15:00 via Zoom. The deadline for registering to attend this meeting is 18:00 on 18th January. Chief executives from national trade bodies will also provide updates of current issues as well as the challenges and…

Windfalls or Shortfalls? The true cost of demutualisation

An All-Party Parliamentary Group examining the true cost of demutualisation among life companies and building societies has recommended that legislation is introduced requiring an independent check on “windfalls” to ensure members’ interests are being protected. The report, “Windfalls or Shortfalls? The true cost of demutualisation”, is based on the group’s short Inquiry, held in November.…