The Co-op Economy 2020

Produced by Co-operatives UK the Co-op Economy is the nation’s only comprehensive report on the UK’s co‑op sector.

The 2020 report reveals:

  • 76% of co-op start-ups are still flourishing after the difficult first five years. Just 42% of new companies make it through to the end of year five
  • Annual turnover of the UK’s co-operative sector is up to £38.2 billion – an increase of £340m on the previous year 
  • The UK’s 7,063 independent co-ops employ 241,714 people and have over 14 million members who own and have a say in how the nation’s co-ops operate