The number of people getting into financial difficulty with so-called payday loans doubled last year compared with 2010, according to the Consumer Credit Counselling Service.
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The Charity Retail Association says that plans for charities to hire recycling banks would cut London charities’ income by £3.2m – with Scope and Traid, the two biggest beneficiaries of the banks, at particular risk.
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The British Heart Foundation has warned that the number of cafés offering shisha tobacco pipes, which it says makes it easier for people to inhale more tobacco smoke, has risen by 210 per cent since the smoking ban came into force,
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Major technology manufacturers must be held more accountable for e-waste costs, says Computer Aid.
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