Legal News for UK Co-ops and Mutuals

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Co-op Law Consolidation: Where is it now?

The project to consolidate the legislation for co-operatives and community benefit societies in the UK still seems to be at the stage of a brief being drafted by HM Treasury for the Law Commission. As of today I could find nothing on the English Law Commission website or the HM Treasury website.There was an estimate in the March report of Co-operatives UK's management to its board that once the Law Commissions are briefed it will take 9 months to achieve the drafting of the consolidated statute.  Then it has to be reviewed by the appropriate Parliamentary Committee and passed. Could be a  long job........

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