Neet Feet, the face-to-face fundraising agency at the centre of an undercover investigation by The Sun newspaper, has gone into liquidation, its directors have confirmed.
A spokesman for the agency said the directors had placed the company into liquidation but declined to comment further. He said no one from the company, which said two weeks ago that it employed 130 people, would be available for interview for the time being.
The news comes after the Public Fundraising Association last week launched an investigation into the agency, which was accused earlier this month by The Sun of employing staff who targeted elderly people with aggressive techniques. It was the first such investigation launched by the association into one of its members.
The Fundraising Regulator was also set to investigate the agency, which worked on behalf of charities including Save the Children, Unicef UK, Action for Children, the Children’s Trust and the learning disability charity Hft. All five charities suspended their contracts with the agency after The Sun’s exposé.
Calls to the Neet Feet’s head office in Bristol went unanswered last week and all content aside from contact information had been removed from the agency’s website.