Barclays, one of the largest banks in the UK and in over 40 countries, has released a new campaign to encourage children to know more about charity donations. The famous bank has launched a new guide to understanding philanthropy, which aims to encourage families to have more discussions about charitable raising and giving.
Scotland National Trust has announced a new investment of £60m for protecting built and natural heritage, which would be the biggest investment it’s ever made to protect the environment.
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has reported sales in the retail industry have risen by a total of 4.7% in May 2018, when compared to the same month last year. This is promising news as for the past few months reports have suggested high street retail is slowly declining, due to more interest in their competition of online shopping.
Organisers British Marine have announced that The London Boat Show will not go ahead in 2019 due to lack of support from the marine industry. The show was scheduled to run at ExCel between the 9th – 13th of January, though the decision has been made that the show will now be postponed to allow for the development of new ideas.
The first charity shop was opened in Oxford in the year 1948 and has positively transformed high streets across the UK. It’s common to spot charity shops in every high street in England, but according to research published by the Charity Retail Association, 50% of the general public feel there should be less. But how could people feel negative about charity shops raising money for people in need?
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The Indian government have introduced a new ‘Adopt a Heritage’ scheme that allows companies to lease out historic monuments around the country. India currently has 3,700 historic monuments, that also include 31 Unesco world heritage sites. If large private corporations have the option to rent out these pieces of history, will this change the monuments’ elite status?
The GDPR deadline is approaching and it's going to have some serious effects on how retail businesses handle their customers’ data. Despite being less than a month away, the majority still aren’t ready for the new legislation, with 57% of 101 retailers revealing in a recent survey that they were not fully prepared.
GoFundMe one of the most popular crowdfunding platforms in the UK has announced they will be expanding their platform to allow crowdfunding for non-profit organisations.
NfpSynergy has recently conducted a study on behalf of ‘Remember a Charity’ that shows 27% of people who regularly donate money to charity, are more willing to leave a large donation included in their will.
In recent years it seems that the UK is catching up with America, in signing up for paid monthly subscriptions to services and products from retail businesses currently on the market. Research findings conducted by YouGov found 1 in 10 people in the UK are subscribed to at least one business’s services, and it has proved to be an important revenue opportunity for retail businesses.
The Government has appointed a team of experts to advise on the future of the maritime industry in the UK, it has been announced. The agenda for discussion include the development of new technology surrounding autonomous vessels and digital ports to ensure that the UK remains a world leader in the maritime industry.
According to research conducted by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) the shortage of workers in bricklaying, surveyor and construction roles has reached a record high in the UK, and unless something is done the industry will not be able to keep up with Government demands for thousands of new homes per year.