Scotland’s Credit Union Conference “Growing to meet the challenge”


Wednesday 14th September 2012, The Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow

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A reception and marketplace to celebrate Co-operatives Fortnight


Wednesday 6th July 2011, 5.30pm to 7.30pm, Church House Conference Centre, Dean's Yard


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Seminar: The Co-operative Movement and the Current Crisis


Wednesday 29th June 2011, 2.00pm to 5.15pm, University College London, Medical Sciences A V Hill Lecture Theatre


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Redesigning Local Services - change for the better


23rd March 2011 The Barbican, London


The Comprehensive Spending Review has emphasised the need to reshape public services, shifting power to local authorities. The reform agenda presents a great challenge, but also an opportunity to change things for the better. To work, reform must be based on long-term, strategic principles, and around the needs of local people. Engaging the community, breaking down the barriers between local government and the taxpayer, is essential in ensuring the right changes are made. The Big Society is all about giving citizens and local government the power to build the Britain they want.


Redesigning Local Services: change for the better will look carefully at governance, management, design and the implications of a radical change in how local services are delivered. With a programme of excellent speakers, including case studies from innovative councils, this is an essential event for all local authorities.


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Nuts and Bolts by Jesse Norman

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