Monthly Archives: May 2020

Building a Cooperative Recovery – Greater Manchester Cooperative Commission

14th May, 2020 / Nicola, CCIN

A different world Nobody foresaw a pandemic when we published our Co-operative Commission report in January.  Nine Commissioners and two councillors, all holding a conviction that principles of cooperation should help shape the future of Greater Manchester, spent quite a lot of time and energy advocating on behalf of a rather unfashionable approach to business. If we’d ...

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#ProudtoSupport South Tyneside’s approach to Covid-19 challenge

9th May, 2020 / Nicola, CCIN

For many of our communities, the past weeks have brought unprecedented challenge. For so many coping in self-isolation, managing health and wellbeing concerns, or experiencing financial hardship caused as a result of our collective response to this crisis, this experience has no doubt been unsettling, disorienting and isolating. Yet at the same time this crisis ...

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Local Government – no way back?

9th May, 2020 / Nicola, CCIN

In just a few weeks we’ve seen the Public sector come together and respond with positivity to one of the biggest challenges of our generation. But when the situation improves and public sector returns to a more recognisable patterns of work, what comes next. Whist we don’t have a crystal ball, we can learn from this ...

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Give Councils Our Fair Share

6th May, 2020 / Nicola, CCIN

Two weeks ago I wrote about Universal Credit, and how it was an example of the coronavirus pandemic shining a harsh spotlight on economic and social issues which have already existed for a number of years. Today I want to return to that subject with the consequences the pandemic has had for local government finance. ...

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