The Daily Telegraph reports that the British government has offered people living in the country a new system that allows them to donate money to charity. Within its framework, a special currency rate will operate, which is much more profitable compared to the commercial rate..
Thus, UK banks will provide their clients with the opportunity to transfer a set small amount of money to charity each time their client withdraws cash from his bank card. In addition, the government also wants to oblige all stores in the country to offer their customers small donations, paying bills with a credit card at the time of payment..
So, according to the material published in the newspaper, the donation scheme under consideration will be discussed with the banks after the New Year holidays. According to the publication, it is likely that the donation scheme proposed by the government will be criticized by people who believe that by withdrawing charitable fees, the authorities are trying to mitigate budget cuts for UK residents..
Let us remind you that Great Britain is one of the most active countries involved in charitable activities. According to this indicator, it ranks eighth in the world. About seventy three percent of Britons donate money to various charities every year, and the total (annual) amount of these donations is approximately ten and a half billion British pounds sterling.