The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Mutuals has called on the Government to take urgent action to improve the way that football club owners behave towards supporter groups.
In a report that is critical of the attitudes the Football Association, Premier League and Football League exhibit towards the ownership of clubs, MPs have called for them to be directed to protect the interests of supporters.Read More
Yesterday [20 May 2013] saw the launch of the new APPG for Mutuals at a Parliamentary Reception in Westminster. The launch was attended by MPs from each of the main parties as well as experts from across the mutual sector.
The purpose of the new All-Party Group (APPG) is to discuss and support mutuals in Parliament. There is no doubt that over the past few years, mutuals of all types have received more attention from each of the political parties; all three of the main parties showed an interest in mutuals in their manifestos in the run up to the General Election in 2010 and since then, the Coalition Agreement included a commitment to promote mutuals.Read More
Following the October 2012 AGM of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Building Societies and Financial Mutuals, it has been agreed to widen the remit of the Group to cover all types of mutual organisation and to create the All Party Parliamentary Group for Mutuals.
The expanded remit will see the Group promote all types of co-operatives and mutuals across Parliament, whilst continuing our crucial work to highlight the advantages of building societies and financial mutuals. We will soon announce an ambitious new agenda and look forward to working with Members to promote both existing mutual business as well as new co-operative and mutual solutions across the wider economy.Read More