New consolidated legislation for co-operatives came into effect from1st August, the first such simplification and unification of what was complex law for over fifty years.
Co-operatives UK has a number of useful downloadable publications, such as:
- An introduction to the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014, http://www.uk.coop/documents/introduction-co-operative-and-community-benefit-societies-act-2014
- An ‘at a glance guide’ to some of the Frequently Asked Questions about the new Act, http://www.uk.coop/documents/co-operative-and-community-benefit-societies-act-2014-qa
- Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies 2014 legislative changes: A Pocket Guide, http://www.uk.coop/documents/co-operative-and-community-benefit-societies-2014-legislative-changes-pocket-guide
Credit unions body ABCUL has written a chapter for the forthcoming print publication ‘Handbook of Co-operative and Community Benefit Society Law’ produced by Co-operatives UK. See pre-order link in the news release at http://www.abcul.org/media-and-research/news/view/469