A local alternative to Uber?

Posted Posted in City council, Economy, Employee ownership, Local economies, Local government, Localisation, Mutuals, Urban

Transport for London has decided not to give Uber a new license, though its app (Uber requires drivers and users to have a smartphone) will still be operational in London while Uber appeals against the decision. More information about its problems and bans in several cities and countries may be seen on the West Midlands New Economics site. The New Economics […]

Does Birmingham Love the Brum Pound?

Posted Posted in Economics, Local economies, People power

News from the Birmingham Pound, thanks to a little group of dedicated people – and you can perhaps help us… We’ve been joined by two brilliant new members with real live time to commit to the project: Ridhi Kalaria and Matthew Rowe. Ridhi, founder of Ort Cafe, ran our event for Small Business Saturday which saw 90-odd percent of attendees support […]

lessons from Cleveland’s Evergreen Co-operatives – open meeting 26 Feb

Posted Posted in Co-operatives, Economy

From what I’ve heard about the Evergreen Co-ops this will be a really interesting event for anyone interested in practical steps towards a more just and sustainable economy. I’ll certainly be there. Karen The Birmingham Co-operative Party invites you to an open meeting: Re-building local economies: Learning lessons from the Evergreen Co-operatives in Cleveland Ohio One of the worrying trends […]