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The Great Charity Scandal

There are more than 195,289 registered charities and charitable institutions in the UK that spend close to £80 billion of our money a year. These charities make a huge thirteen billion “asks” for donations every year – that’s around two hundred “asks” for every man, woman and child in the UK .

Britain’s registered charities claim that almost 90p in every £1 we give is spent on “charitable activities”. But with many of our best-known charities, the real figure is likely to be less than 50p in every £1. With too many charities, at least half of our money goes on management, administration, strategy development, political campaigning and fundraising – not on what most of us would consider “good causes”.

The British public are becoming increasingly concerned over the way that charities raise and use the tens of billions we give them.

The Great Charity Scandal exposes the truth about Britain’s massive charity industry, revealing how our money is really spent, and shows what needs to be done so that much more of the money we donate to charity actually does get used in the way we expect.