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The Ownership Effect Inquiry Consultation

The Ownership Effect is an independent, business-led Inquiry into the evidence for employee ownership as an economic and social enabler, specifically as a positive contributor to UK productivity and standards of corporate behaviour. Led by the EOA, The John Lewis Partnership and the eaga Trust, it is a unique opportunity to further our shared ambition to mainstream employee ownership in the UK economy.

In order to create a solid body of evidence about under what circumstances employee ownership is found and what benefits it delivers, we need to capture the insights, stories and accounts of employee ownership from the existing employee owned businesses of all sizes and in all sectors.

In addition, we wish to identify the circumstances and opportunites for more employee ownership, and therefore we are keen to capture the views of professional advisers in the sector. 

All contributions will be considered, along with the oral evidence being gathered in a series of hearings around the UK. This evidence will then be used to develop a final report which will include valuable recommendations of how to further support the growth of employee ownership.

There are a maximum of FOUR topic areas for employee owned businesses to complete: 

- Productivity & Performance
- Corporate Governance & Behaviours
- Reason for Transition
- Funding Employee Ownership

There are a maximum of TWO topic areas for advisers to complete for:

- Advisers offering services for business succession and growth
- Advisers offering funding/finance service

You do NOT have to complete every section.  You can choose to complete just the parts that you feel you have experience of and can provide valuable evidence to.  

If you have previously provided verbal evidence for one particular topic, you do not need to complete that section - unless you have any further evidence to offer.  However we are keen to gather information from you on the other topics listed. 

‚ÄčWe are very grateful for your contribution and thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the consultation. 

The closing date for submissions has been extended to 5pm on Friday 28th July 2017

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