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.
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.
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.
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".