Our mission is to promote the application of international co-operative principles, to help people establish new social enterprises and to enable social enterprises to work together to be financially, environmentally and socially sustainable. We aim to provide high quality services to our user members and secure, fairly rewarded work to our worker members. We offer specialist support to co-operatives, particularly those bringing different groups together and those that make measurable impacts on the reduction of carbon emissions.
Download our latest newsletter below to find out more about Co Cars, the latest update to the Somerset Rules, Social Investment Tax Relief and an exciting event on March 31st to which you are all welcome. The venue is the Hot House at Taunton Conference Centre (directions here).
Also below, the latest newsletter from the FEED project - find out how we are doing in our efforts to improve opportunities for citizen finance in France and the UK.
But I think if you read the Myners progress update it is actually pretty intelligent, and makes a strong case for being rooted in the desire to preserve co-op principles.
If so, do remember our resident tax expert, Sandra Aldworth.
Kate Whittle has reluctantly decided it
is time to move on. She will be leaving SCS at the end of
September. Kate has found it increasingly challenging to
find the time to travel to work with SCS clients – widely
located across the length and breadth of Somerset,
from her home in Bristol.
Somerset Co-operative Services is delighted to be able to tell the world that the new, revised and improved Somerset Rules 2012 have been approved by the FSA and Co-operatives UK, and are now available for registration.
Below you can download the new Rules for inspection, along with a document highlighting the main changes.
The biggest change is that amendments should no longer be necessary - a range of options now permits a choice of arrangements to suit every circumstance.
Please contact us for details of registration process and costs.