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Capital Gains Tax? What a Relief!

Mar 31, 2014 08:45 BST Wales Co-operative Centre This April, the UK Government will launch tax incentives to help grow the employee ownership sector. There will be an exemption from income tax of £3,600 for certain payments made to employees of qualifying employee-owned companies, and the introduction of a relief from capital gains tax (CGT) for owners selling a controlling interest to a trust which operates for the benefit of all employees.

Egni Co-operative Share Offer - co-operative energy generation in the community

Mar 14, 2014 11:33 GMT Wales Co-operative Centre Egni Co-operative was established by Awel Aman Tawe, a community renewable energy charity in South Wales, with the purpose of placing Solar PV panels on community buildings. To raise the necessary funds, Egni launched a share offer in the Senedd on February 6th which has raised £55,000 since its launch. The Share Offer runs until April 3rd.

Don't Buy This Beer

Mar 05, 2014 13:55 GMT Sustainable Brand Insight On Black Friday 2011, the unprecedented marketing campaign Don’t Buy This Jacket by the apparel brand Patagonia hit the media declaring war on consumerism. The purpose was to alert people on the importance of not buying and then throwing useless things away. This angle was as controversial as it was successful. Since then, Patagonia is perceived as one of the most sustainable brands in the world.

Feb 28, 2014 15:26 GMT Wales Co-operative Centre Ceri-Anne Fidler o Ganolfan Cydweithredol Cymru sy’n archwilio achos Comisiwn Cwmnïau Cydweithredol a Chydfuddiannol Cymru dros gynyddu rôl cwmnïau cydweithredol gofal cymdeithasol o ran darparu gwasanaethau gofal.

Feb 28, 2014 15:25 GMT Wales Co-operative Centre The Wales Co-operative Centre supports the Welsh Co-operative and Mutuals Commission’s finding that there is a compelling case for a greater role for social care co-operatives because of the added value they can bring. In our experience, co-operatives offer high quality social care services that are value-based.

Feb 26, 2014 09:39 GMT Wales Co-operative Centre The Welsh Co-operatives and Mutuals Commission’s report offers many opportunities for the co-operative sector. Particularly interesting is the recommendation for co-operative and mutual businesses to be considered in all new Government policies & initiatives, as part of the Government’s commitment to make Sustainable Development the central organising principle of its legislative programme.

Feb 26, 2014 09:31 GMT Wales Co-operative Centre The Welsh Co-operatives and Mutuals Commission’s report offers many opportunities for the co-operative sector. Particularly interesting is the recommendation for co-operative and mutual businesses to be considered in all new Government policies & initiatives, as part of the Government’s commitment to make Sustainable Development the central organising principle of its legislative programme.

#walescoopreport Gallai perchnogaeth gan y gweithwyr gynnig gwytnwch hirdymor yn sector BBaCh Cymru

Feb 24, 2014 08:18 GMT Wales Co-operative Centre Rhian Edwards yw Rheolwr y prosiect Olyniaeth a Chonsortia yng Nghanolfan Cydweithredol Cymru ac mae wedi ymwneud yn helaeth â gwaith yng Nghymru a’r Deyrnas Unedig yn codi ymwybyddiaeth o Berchnogaeth gan y Gweithwyr fel opsiwn olyniaeth hyfyw ac yn ddull o annog ymgysylltiad a thwf yn ein busnesau brodorol.

#walescoopreport Employee ownership could offer long term resilience in the Welsh SME sector

Feb 24, 2014 08:15 GMT Wales Co-operative Centre The Welsh Co-operatives and Mutuals Commission report has recommended increased support for those employee groups who could consider employee ownership as a means of continuing viable businesses which are at risk of closure as well as specialist funding mechanisms to support employee buy-outs.

CASE STUDY: Primepac Solutions Ltd

Feb 21, 2014 12:26 GMT Wales Co-operative Centre Primepac Solutions is a wholly employee owned company of 22 people with a turnover that has increased from £370k in 2006 to £1.8million