National media briefing: rates relief for charity shops, the British Red Cross, Barnardo's, Action for Children and the Who Cares? Trust

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Business rates relief for charity shops has increased by almost 50 per cent over the past five years despite traditional high-street retailers facing a mounting tax bill.

See The Daily Telegraph for full story

A student has been criticised after buying a tuxedo donated to a British Red Cross charity shop by the footballer David Beckham for £125 and selling it on eBay for £2,600.

See Metro for full story

Vulnerable students who benefit from study grants at school and college have lost 10 per cent of their support in three years, say a group of 15 children's and youth charities, including Barnardo’s and Action for Children.

See The Guardian for full story

The Who Cares? Trust has welcomed the government's plan to allow children to stay in foster care until they reach 21, calling it "the most significant reform in a generation".

See ITV News for full story

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