Latest charity retail news

Charity retail and household waste duty of care
Householders in England and Wales already have a duty of care to take reasonable steps to ensure their waste is passed to an authorised person. Currently the only option for local authorities to enfor
Speakers confirmed for autumn events
A host of speakers, including the Living Wage Foundation, Charity Fleetcare, Stephen Maudsley, Richard Macmillan, Keren Caird, David Roman , Colin Day, Richard Sagar, Jayne Cartwright, and Bernie Pugs
We map every charity shop in the UK
Our research team here at the Charity Retail Association, the only body to represent the entire charity retail sector, has completed the task of compiling a list of every known charity shop in Great B
Charity Retail Association finalists in prestigious Association Excellence awards
The Charity Retail Association is delighted to announce they are finalists in the prestigious 2018 Association Excellence Awards. The panel of judges have shortlisted the leading charity retail sector
New data findings support our belief that charity shops are for everyone
We believe that charity shops are used and loved by everyone in the United Kingdom, and not just by one demographic. However, we have to myth bust charity shops regularly, and here’s two we come acr
Sarah Coles, Simon Dodd, and John Egan elected to Charity Retail Association Board of Directors
We are pleased to announce the results of the recently-held Director elections with Sarah Coles, Simon Dodd, and John Egan successful from a lengthy field of candidates. Three board places were availa
Textile recycling: the Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) forum
As regular readers of this blog will know, we are involved with the Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) forum, looking at ways to promote the very best standards in the textile recycling and rag
CEO Robin Osterley in Wales: Cross Party Group on Small Shops
Yesterday (4 July), in further proof of our commitment to the whole of the UK, I was at the National Assembly of Wales to attend the launch of the report of the Supporting Entrepreneurship Inquiry, co
Welsh Assembly cross party group on small shops meeting
We are a national organisation, promoting the social value generated by charity shops across the UK.  Therefore, towards the end of 2017 we were keen to get involved with an influential committee of