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20 Feb 2014 — The campaign for a more responsible approach to tax by business takes a decisive step forward today with The Phone Co-op, Midcounties Co-operative and Unity Trust Bank becoming the first businesses to be accredited by the new Fair Tax Mark, the world's first independent accreditation scheme to address the issue of responsible tax...Read story
14 Feb 2014 — The Phone Co-op's AGM approved on Saturday an increase from 2 to 2.5% in the dividend paid to its members after announcing record profits for 2013..Read story
07 Feb 2014 — The Co-operative Group, in partnership with The Phone Co-op, is to launch its first mobile pay-as-you-go (PAYG) SIM card in the spring...Read story
23 Jan 2014 — The Phone Co-op announced record profits for the year to August 2013. Profit before distributions was £555k, up 31% compared with the previous year. Despite a challenging trading environment in which prices and volumes are falling, the consumer co-operative reported a rise in its sales of telecommunications...Read story
17 Jan 2014 — Existing and new customers of The Phone Co-op can now contact Customer Services, Sales and the Membership team using a local telephone number: 01608 434 000. This will save them money - especially to mobile users, who usually have to face high charges when calling 0845 and 0870 numbers...Read story
Notes for editors
The Co-operative Phone & Broadband, The Co-operative Mobile and The Co-operative Business Telecoms are all provided by The Phone Co-op; an independent consumer co-operative based in Chipping Norton and Manchester.
The Phone Co-op is the UK's only telecommunications co-operative, procuring telecommunications services on behalf of its customers, many of whom are co-operatives, charities and other not-for-profit organisations. The Phone Co-op's service has been taken up by over 23,000 customers, including Midcounties, Channel Islands, Southern, East of England, and Radstock Co-operative Societies, Suma Wholefoods, Christian Aid, Amnesty International, Triodos Bank, the Centre for Alternative Technology, Manchester City Council and Unison. As a co-operative owned by its customer members, The Phone Co-op distributes any profits which are not re-invested back to members via a dividend based on each member's spend and through a loan fund which supports other co-operatives.
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