Latest charity retail news

Record nominations for 2018 Charity Retail Awards
A record number of nominations have been received for the 2018 Charity Retail Awards, to be held in Nottingham on 25 June as part of the Charity Retail Association’s Conference and Exhibition. Chari
Local authorities operating postcode lottery on business rates and waste management for charity shops
We have today published a new report, Councils and Charity Shops, revealing how charity shops across Britain are falling victim to inconsistent and unfair policies on business rates relief and waste m
Our top tips to increase luxury clothes donations in charity shops
If you’re one of the hundreds of thousands of people that work or volunteer in charity shops up and down the UK, you know that they receive thousands of donated clothes to sell on a daily basis and
Our 2018 Scottish Conference
We had a great Scotland Conference in Glasgow yesterday (Tuesday). Around 50 delegates heard fantastic presentations on wide range of subjects, from social media usage to volunteering. I was particula
London Assembly environment committee adopts Charity Retail Association recommendation on waste recycling
For some time, the Charity Retail Association has been highlighting London’s problem with waste recycling. From 2015 to 2016, London’s average household waste recycling rate was 32 per cent. That
Charity Sector Round Table
On Monday, I was one of seven attendees at the Charity Sector Round Table hosted by the new Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Robert Jenrick MP, who has ministerial responsibility for charity taxat
Second hand electrical goods
The Charity Retail Association has always provided our members with comprehensive guidance on the sale of second hand electrical goods. This was most recently updated in February 2018 and can be found
Pass it on Week: 10-18 March 2018
This week, 10-18 March is Pass it on Week, Scotland's annual celebration of re-use: the aim of the week is to encourage everyone to join in, by passing on stuff they no longer use, so it can have a
Charity Retail Association calls for more volunteer opportunities and qualifications to boost civil society  
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has recently opened a consultation on how government can work with and for civil society to tackle challenges and unlock opportunities to build a s