Employee and worker ownership in the UK
Employee and worker ownership gives the people who know the business best, a stake and a say in how it is run. When you own something it changes your behaviour – who washes a rental car? Businesses benefit from employees and workers becoming owners as it drives a culture that empowers individuals to increase performance and impact.
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Worker co-operatives are owned and run by the people who work in them. Worker owners have an equal say in what the business does, and an equitable share in the wealth created from the products and services they provide. Read our guide to setting up a worker co-op.
Employee-owned businesses are either owned in part or whole by their employees. Shares are either held indirectly on behalf of employees or via direct shares. Employee owners are engaged in the operational and strategic direction of the business and can share in both responsibility and reward. Read our guide to employee ownership.