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    Have your say on community buying and collective purchasing
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    • 5th Dec 11, 1:08 PM
    Have your say on community buying and collective purchasing 5th Dec 11 at 1:08 PM
    What this is all about?

    As part of its consumer empowerment strategy the Department of Business is launching a Guide for Community Buying Groups to encourage discussion and help people come together to get better deals.

    Community buying involves groups of people combining their buying power to purchase goods or services together and get better deals from shops and other suppliers which can lower costs for businesses and consumers.

    This already happens in heating oil and food cooperatives and the government wants to help it expand to energy, insurance and more.

    The Guide for Community Buying Groups is for people who are looking into setting up a scheme in their community talking about the benefits, problems and how to get organised.

    The interactive microsite for blogs, discussion and news is launching at 1pm on Wed 7 December and will run throughout 2012.

    Let it know what you think

    Have you tried to collective buy goods and services? How did it go?
    Would you like to shop this way? Whats putting you off?

    Report your experiences and stories below and the government will read your views.
    Last edited by MSE Wendy; 07-12-2011 at 10:26 PM.
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