Article by Sarah Deas, chief executive of Co-operative Development Scotland

There are over 16,000 Scottish businesses expected to transfer ownership in the next few years, so the opportunity for employee ownership is significant. Promoting employee ownership will help drive growth in Scotland’s economy and create greater wealth equality in society. This helps deliver the Scottish government’s vision to achieve inclusive growth that ‘combines increased prosperity with greater equity; that creates opportunities for all and distributes the dividends of prosperity fairly’.

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