Our Policy Work
Our team of research and communication professionals ensure that we use our expertise to influence the policy landscape in Wales, to ensure the most effective interventions possible are developed at all layers of Government to support the social economy, digital transformation and inclusion.
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How we influence policy...
We influence policy in a number of ways, from producing white papers and research documents, to responding to Government consultations and regularly meeting with government ministers, civil servants, partner organisations and stakeholders. Our influential research and policy work sets out why co-operative solutions are both effective and relevant in tackling some of society's big challenges.Read our published reports
Cross Party Group
The purpose of our cross party group is to discuss Co-operatives and Mutuals in Wales, and to make a cross-party contribution to understanding the potential of this sector, and what policy can do to support it. We provide the secretariat for the Senedd/Welsh Parliament’s Cross Party Group for Co-operatives and Mutuals. The Office-Holders are Vikki Howells (Chair), Luke Fletcher (Vice Chair), Huw Irranca-Davies, Mike Hedges, Peredur Owen Griffiths, Mark IsherwoodFind out more about our Cross Party Group Access minutes of meetings
News and blog
Keep up to date with our latest research and publications on the impact of the sector, best practices in Wales and potential opportunities for creating the Wales we want.
Mission Control: Take Time and Space to Identify Your Vision and Values
Paul Stepczak of the Wales Co-operative Centre discusses how his time on the Sylfaen Project reaffirmed why it is vitally important for any purpose-led organisation to consistently revisit their vision and values to keep their mission on track.BlogPolicy
Update on the Shared Prosperity Fund
Derek Walker shares an update on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund from UK Government including priorities for funding.BlogCo-operativePolicySocial enterprise
The Next Steps for Platform Co-operatives in Wales
Following the last meeting of the Cross-Party Group for Co-operatives and Mutuals, Policy and Research Officer Daniel Roberts outlines what we learned about the potential for this new type of firm and what we need to do to allow the sector to flourish.BlogCo-operativePolicyPress and opinion