Saturday, May 21, 2011

Shops Urged to Round up Your Bill and Give the Cash to Charity

Restaurants and shops will be urged to round up customers' bills to the nearest pound and give the increases to charity under new plans to bolster David Cameron's Big Society.

A White Paper on Monday will set out plans for charitable donations and volunteering to become a "social norm". Ministers will announce a "Round Pound" initiative aimed at encouraging people to make donations using the payment cards that are rapidly replacing cash for many purchases.

A working party of major retailers, banks and charities will be set up to explore ways of making "micro-donation" a part of everyday life.


1 comment:

  1. Who's fooling whom here? We should all know that after a time, 'Round Pound' will become compulsory. Coming to a Country near you!


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