Latest charity retail news

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
Association of Volunteer Managers Time Is Money event: special discount for Charity Retail Association members
Our CEO, Robin Osterley, is one of many speakers at the Association of Volunteer Managers Time Is Money conference on 24 April 2018 at The Crypt, Christ Church Spitalfields, Commercial Street, London,
How local councils are passing the costs of cuts onto charities
Fears are rising that cash-strapped Councils are reacting to continued budget cuts by passing on costs to local charity shops. The longer-term settlements accepted by the vast majority of confirms for
Charity Retail Association’s Spring Statement submission focuses on business rates and retail Gift Aid
In one week’s time (Tuesday 13 March) The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Phillip Hammond will respond to the forecast from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) in a Spring Statement to the House
Charity Retail Association launch updated Retail Gift Aid guidance
The Charity Retail Association has launched an updated version of its Retail Gift Aid guidance manual, which is free for all of our members to download. Retail Gift Aid allows charity shops to claim G