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Petition submitted to save Welsh charity shops

first_imgA petition signed by 22,191 people has been handed in to the Welsh Assembly in an effort to persuade the Welsh Government to help protect Welsh charity shops from an increase in business rates.The petition calls upon the National Assembly for Wales to urge the Welsh Government to reject proposals which will restrict the vital business rate relief for Welsh Charity shops. If they are not rejected, the changes could cost charities £1.2 million, according to the Charity Retail Association.The campaign has been instigated by the Charity Retail Association with support from Welsh charity organisations WCVA, Tenovus, Oxfam Cymru, Paul Sartori Foundation, Ty Hafan, Protection for Cats, Marie Curie, British Red Cross and Hospies Cymru, representing over 250 Welsh charity shops. Advertisement Warren Alexander, chief executive of the Charity Retail Association, said: “Charity shops make a vital contribution to raising income for a huge range of good causes in Wales. 100 per cent of their profits go to charity, raising over £12 million every year in Wales.”Proposals which reduce business rate relief or restrict charity shops in other ways will reduce this income, and will cause charity shops to close, leaving more empty shops on Welsh high streets and threatening 700 full time jobs and 9,000 volunteering opportunities offered by charity shops in Wales. It would significantly reduce the services that charities are able to provide in Welsh communities, having a disastrous effect on many people all across Wales”. The Welsh Government is currently reviewing evidence and due to make a decision this month.www.charityretail.org.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Petition submitted to save Welsh charity shops Howard Lake | 11 January 2013 | Newscenter_img Tagged with: Charity Retail Association Law / policy Trading Wales / Cymru About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  32 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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