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Latest charity retail news

Budget Response – Restart Grants and Business Rates Holiday Extension Welcomed
The Charity Retail Association has welcomed measures in Budget 2021 that will support the retail sector’s recovery but has expressed concern at the lack of support for the wider charity sector.
Supporting volunteers during the pandemic
Since the first lockdown back in March 2020, volunteers’ concerns have risen. Volunteer Managers wanted to know how best they can support and keep in touch with their volunteers during these unprecedented times.
Charity Shops denied lockdown grants due to the unnecessary application of EU rules
Businesses on the high street including charity shops and a wide range of other retailers are being denied access to business saving lockdown grants.
The ecommerce virtual conference - full programme now available
Four more inspiring sessions have now been confirmed for The ecommerce virtual conference - completing this essential programme of webinars.
Our events April - June 2021
Our events schedule for Q2 of 2021, which is the first quarter of the new membership year, is now available to view. Have you renewed your membership?
Women in charity retail #choosetochallenge
In our recent Workforce survey 2020 it was found that 76% of people who work in charity retail are female, but only 45% of the top level roles (Director/Head of Retail) are held by women.
Charity shops say ‘save donations until shops are open to support charities’
The Charity Retail Association has launched a campaign urging the public to stop leaving items outside of closed charity shops or already full donation banks.