Charitable giving reflects North – South divide in the economic recovery, says CAF
Britain faces a North-South divide in charitable giving, reflecting the broader regional divide in the economic recovery, according to research released today by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF).
In a poll, people in the South East were nearly twice as likely (11%) to be increasing their charitable support over the next 12 months than Northerners (6%).
When asked about their spending plans in other areas, such as how much they plan to spend on their holidays or on leisure activities, a higher percentage of adults in the South East say that they are likely to increase their spending than those in the North.
22% of people in the South East say they are likely to increase their spending on holidays, compared to 16% in the North, and 14% of people in the South East plan to spend more on leisure activities compared to 10% of Northerners.
Other areas outside the South East are also less optimistic about their charitable giving in the year ahead.
In Wales and the South West only 4% of residents say that they plan to increase their charitable giving over the next 12 months, with far more expecting to decrease their charitable giving (20%).