Co-operatives and mutuals need a better business environment to be the most productive and successful they can be. This is never more critical than in times of crisis.

Co-operatives and mutuals drive prosperity through self-help and entrepreneurship by sharing ownership and the rewards of business with their members. They underpin a productive, fair and sustainable economy.

When there are diverse business models in the economy, it is more resilient to dramatic changes in the business cycle. However, different business models need equal regulatory treatment and funding access.

Co-operatives and mutuals are a vital contributor to the economy and community. We advocate to remove the barriers to fair competition and innovation so member-owned businesses can operate on a level playing field.