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Welsh Co-operative and Mutuals Commission

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The Welsh Co-operative and Mutuals Commission was set up to make recommendations on creating jobs and wealth.

On 21 February 2014 the Minister for Economy, Science and Transport launched the Commission’s report which documents the contribution that co-operatives and mutuals make to the economy.

The evidence gathered demonstrates that co-operatives and mutuals can:

  • create jobs
  • improve educational attainment
  • provide social care in people’s houses and 
  • reduce inequality.

The Commission considered that there was an overwhelming case for co-operatives and mutuals to play a very much greater role in the Welsh economy with the potential to transform Wales’ economic fortunes.

Review of implementation of the Commission report recommendations

The Minister for Economy, Science and Transport reconvened the Commission in February 2015 to review the steps that have been taken to implement their recommendations.  Following its review the Commission reported in January 2016.

In its review the Commission found clear progress by both the Welsh Government and the Sector. However, the Commission recognised that this review was just 12-18 months after the publication of its initial report.

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Via post:
Welsh Co-operative and Mutuals Commission
c/o Welsh Government
Ground Floor, North Wing
QED Centre
Main Avenue
Trefforest Estate
CF37 5YR