Reports and publications

Our information hub provides a diverse range of reports, publications and research from Plunkett and our partners, accessible to everyone from community businesses to policy makers. If you need any further information or data on the community business sector, please contact us

2023 Community-ownership: A Better Form of Business Report

Our flagship state of the sector report captures the headline trends for community-owned businesses in 2023, and bring the stats to life with insights directly from community businesses themselves.

2022 Impact Report

In spite of the cost of living and energy price crises, and the lingering effects of the pandemic, Plunkett Foundation’s 2022 Impact Report shows that 23 new businesses opened last year and that interest in starting a community business has never been higher. 

Young People in Community Business. A legacy report from the #iwill programme

This report is the legacy of the #iwill project, funded by the Dulverton Trust in partnership with the #iwill Fund (a joint investment between The National Lottery Community Fund and Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport), and delivered by the Plunkett Foundation from 2022 to 2023 – to help community businesses engage, involve and employ young people.

Urban Community Pubs Research Report

Our research report, funded by Power To Change, identifies the challenges and opportunities facing urban community-owned pubs and how more communities can take ownership of their much-loved local pub to benefit all.

Download our Better Business shops reports here

Most recent Community Shops report

Previous years

Download our Better Business pubs reports here

Most recent Community Pubs report

Previous years

Download our annual Impact Reports here

Most recent Impact Report

Previous years

Partner reports

Here you can download a selection of reports from our partner organisations across the community business sector.