The UK Government has recently celebrated one hundred new staff-run mutual businesses delivering public services.
“There are now 100 public sector mutuals across England and Wales. These are new businesses, employing 35,000 people and delivering services from community health to libraries. We know this is just the beginning of a massive transformation – we have even had interest from a fire service looking to mutualise.”
- Cabinet Office mutuals reach century success, 24 July 2014
- #100mutuals – 21st century public services
The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) recently released a Green Paper into the application of public service mutuals in Australia. The feedback from the Green Paper will inform a Public Service Mutuals White Paper, to be launched by Minister Kevin Andrews in September.
- Download the BCCM Green Paper: Public Service Mutuals: The case for a Third-way for delivering public services in Australia
- Read Kevin Andrews speech to BCCM “Making it Mutual” workshop, 17 March.