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Charity begins at the ATM: UK seeks more donations

Charity begins at the ATM: UK seeks more donations

Britain's government is considering plans to ask for donations to charity each time a customer uses an ATM, or pays for items using their bank card.
The Cabinet Office said Wednesday the proposals are being debated as officials consider ways of boosting the amount of money donated to good causes.
A study by the Charities Aid Foundation published this month found that just over half of British adults regularly give to charity, donating an estimated 10.6 billion pounds (US$16.3 billion) each year.
Ministers believe that adding a request for donations at cash points, or offering the use of landmark government buildings for charity events, could increase that total.
Critics say the government hopes the public's money can limit the impact of harsh spending cuts.


Updated : 2021-08-06 01:46 GMT+08:00