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John Pearce papers (part of the Social Enterprise Collection Scotland)
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ICOM, ICOF and SCDC operational papers, January 1982- May 1988

This file contains 3 folders of a range of documents including the following examples:
-Correspondence, meeting notes, newsletters and reports relating to the operations of ICOM, ICOF and SCDC
-Changing form of ICOF
-Discussion paper by ICOF on ‘The establishment and operation of local loan funds for worker co-operatives’ and another on ‘Notes on the operation of local ICOF funds’, January 1982
-Paper on EEC finance for Co-op development and worker co-ops
-Draft by John Pearce of proposals for the development of ICOF, March 1982
-Draft of proposed policy for ICOF consultancy work, September 1982
-Memorandum and Articles of Association of ICOF, April 1973
-Paper on EEC finance for Co-op development and worker co-ops
-Printed pamphlet ‘Financing of worker Co-operatives: Some practical proposals’, ICOF
-‘The future of ICOF Ltd: Company Structure, Sources and Applications of Funds’, John Berry, October 1985
-Paper, ‘One Million Pounds for Common Ownership’, John Pearce
-ICOF: The Next Steps, Corporate Plan 1987-1997, John Berry, January 1988
-First draft ‘Methods of financing worker co-operatives in the UK: A study for the SME task force of the European Commission’ by Nigel Mason, May 1988

ICOM, ICOF and SCDC operational papers, March 1977 to October 1977

This file contains 3 folders of a range of documents including the following examples:
-Correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes relating to the operations of ICOM, ICOF and SCDC
-Pamphlet on the Industrial Common Ownership Act (1976) by Manuela Sykes
-Copy of the revised ICOM constitution
-Notes on the history of ICOF

ICOM, ICOF and SCDC operational papers, May 1978 to September 1978

This file contains 3 folders of a range of documents including the following examples:
-Correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes relating to the operations of ICOM, ICOF and SCDC
-ICOF Annual Report and Accounts, December 1977
-World Conference: development and industrial cooperatives, preliminary programme 2, June 1978
-Appeal from Beechwood College for funding from ICOM Companies and individual members, September 1978
-‘First of May’ Edinburgh Books Collective Newsletter No.7, 12 August 1978
-Article by Rita Rhodes 'Worker co-operatives and the unions', September 1978

ICOM, ICOF and SCDC operational papers, November 1976 to March 1977

This file contains 2 folders of a range of documents including the following examples:
-Correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes relating to the operations of ICOM and ICOF
-Copies of loan applications to ICOF by workers' co-ops
-Drafts of an ICOM pamphlet on 'A Scottish Mondragon'
-Reports and correspondence with regional councils on co-operative solutions to unemployment
-Correspondence relating to the Industrial Common Ownership Act (1976) and the establishing of the SCDC

ICOM, ICOF and SCDC operational papers, November 1979- November 1980

This file contains 3 folders of a range of documents including the following examples:
-Correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes, financial statements, newsletters, relating to the operations of ICOM, ICOF, and SCDC
-Conference programmes and reports
-Employ Limited: A case study discussing experience of a workers’ co-operative started in 1975 out of a redundancy situation, November 1979
-Prospectus, correspondence and report for British Trimark, January 1980
-Caversham Closures Co-operative Ltd Statement of affairs and report to creditors, November 1980
-Paper, 'The Clydeside Project: Entrepreneurial initiatives in establishing workers’ co-operatives', July 1980

ICOM, ICOF and SCDC operational papers, November 1980- December 1981

This file contains 3 folders of a range of documents including the following examples:
-Correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes, financial statements, newsletters and reports relating to the operations of ICOM and ICOF
-ICOF Annual Report and Accounts, December 1977, 1980 and 1981
-Correspondence regarding the future funding of ICOF
-Correspondence and related accounts on the failure of Caversham Closures, December 1980
-Prospectus supporting application to ICOF for development loan for Craigton Bakery, Glasgow, October 1981

ICOM, ICOF and SCDC operational papers, October 1977 to June 1978

This file contains 4 folders of a range of documents including the following examples:
-Correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes relating to the operations of ICOM and ICOF
-Correspondence relating to and a draft of an article by John Pearce for 'Co-operative News'
-Letter to James Callaghan PM with a proposal for British Leyland to be run as a co-operative from MPs and representatives of the co-operative movement

ICOM, ICOF and SCDC operational papers, October 1978 to March 1979

This file contains 2 folders of a range of documents including the following examples:
-Correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes relating to the operations of ICOM, ICOF, and SCDC
-Sample chapter ‘How employees can take over ownership without paying a cent’ authorship unclear, not dated
-Article by Rita Rhodes ‘Worker’ co-operatives and the unions’, September 1978
-Copy of Industrial Common Ownership Act 1976, chapter 78, November 1978
-'SCDC News', January 1979
-ICOM newsletter, February 1979

Industrial Common Ownership initiatives (ICOM and ICOF) and Scottish Co-operative Development Committee (SCDC) operational papers

This sub-series consists of 9 files:
-ICOM, ICOF and SCDC operational papers, November 1976 to March 1977
-ICOM, ICOF and SCDC operational papers, March 1977 to October 1977
-ICOM, ICOF and SCDC operational papers, October 1977 to June 1978
-ICOM, ICOF and SCDC operational papers, May 1978 to September 1978
-ICOM, ICOF and SCDC operational papers, October 1978 to March 1979
-ICOM, ICOF and SCDC operational papers, April 1979 to October 1979
-ICOM, ICOF and SCDC operational papers, November 1979- November 1980
-ICOM, ICOF and SCDC operational papers, November 1980- December 1981
-ICOM, ICOF and SCDC operational papers, January 1982- May 1988

These papers include agendas and minutes, reports and correspondence relating to the operations of the Industrial Common Ownership Movement (ICOM), Industrial Common Ownership Finance (ICOF), and Scottish Co-operative Development Committee (SCDC).

Industrial Common Ownership Movement (ICOM)
Established in 1971, ICOM promoted co-operative working during a ‘new wave’ of producer co-ops in the 1970s. In 1976 ICOM published a set of Model Rules to enable enterprises to adopt a common ownership legal structure, quickly and inexpensively. There was an amendment of these rules in February 1977 when ICOM was given official recognition as a relevant body within the meaning of Section 1(5) of the ICO Act 1976, providing them with a grant of £20,000 per year for 5 years, to assist in providing advice about all aspects of the setting up of common ownership and co-operative enterprises. The ICOM model rules were simple enough for enterprises to follow without having to employ a lawyer to write a constitution or interpret legal jargon. It merged with the Co-operative Union in 2001 to form Co-operatives UK.

Industrial Common Ownership Finance (ICOF)
ICOF was established by ICOM in 1973 to be a revolving loan fund. It was formed as a company limited by guarantee and without shares; it was administered by Trustees who were appointed by the Members. Members were people who expressed an interest in the financing of common ownership enterprise and had been accepted by the Council of ICOM and by the ICOF Trustees. From 1976 people from the Co-operative movement and the Trade Union movement were invited to join the Trustees. In January 1977 ICOF was formally recognised by the Secretary of State for Industry as a ‘relevant body’ with access to the loan fund of £250,000 provided under section 1(2) of the Industrial Common Ownership Act 1976 to encourage the creation and development of common ownership enterprise and industrial co-operatives. This source of funding lasted until 1981; no further funds were made available from national Government. Successful common ownership enterprises and sympathetic individuals also provided funds to ICOF. From 1981 the bank of England informed ICOF that it was illegal for them to receive deposits for on-lending as they were not licenced as a deposit-taking institution. Seeking alternative means of generating funds they began to work with local authorities (West Midlands County Council, Grater London Council). Since 2005 ICOF has traded as Co-operative and Community Finance.

Scottish Co-operative Development Committee (SCDC)
SCDC was formed in February 1977. In June 1977 it was recognised by Government as an official advisory agency for co-operatives under the Industrial Common Ownership Act 1976. It received funds from Industrial Common Ownership Finance, the ‘designated body’ under the Act. The SCDC was set up to encourage the growth of workers’ co-operatives in Scotland and to promote the growth of a co-operative sector in the economy. Its objectives were to foster the growth of workers’ co-operative enterprises in Scotland in the belief that for workers to own, to control and to shape the organisations in which they work is:
a) a means by which they can more certainly exert an influence over their economic situation, replacing exploitation and conflict by co-operation
b) an extension of the democratic process, by making industry accountable to its workers and sensitive to the wider community
c) a means by which workers can grow as persons, developing their own abilities for the common good.
The organisation now operates as the Co-operative Development Agency

Industrial co-operatives related articles, reports and publications

This sub-series consists of 2 files:
-Industrial co-operatives related articles, reports and publications, 1973-1979
-Scottish Co-operative Development Committee (SCDC) course articles, c1994

An industrial co-operative is an enterprise owned and controlled by the people who work in it. The members of the co-operative decide between themselves in a democratic way what to do and how to organise the work.

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