Topics: iGB Diary Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 14th December 2018 | By Hannah Gannage-Stewart iGB Diary: Brexit, exit, axit, clerics, taxit We talk Brexit shambles, Rich Alati’s bet, the ad ban, devine retribution and GamBan iGB Diary AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Online Gambling Merry Friday igamers! In today’s missive we add to the collective eyeroll over the latest Brexit shambles, follow up on Rich Alati’s month-long solitary confinement bet, revisit the TV ad ban, follow a couple of nun’s on the run and review GamBan’s charging policy. Enjoy!Brexit: when the fun stops, backstop As you know the Diary likes to give its opinion on most things. Ok, it has to have a link to gambling, even if it’s more tenuous than Theresa May’s grip on her job. Why mention the PM? As you also know, Brexit – other countries have better names for it: clusterbuhach (Scotland), tohuwabohu (Germany) or for the original, ENGLISH way to say it: clusterf*** (or s***show, take your pick); is eating up the UK and will spit it out in God knows what form, when she returns from Brussels with whatever ‘legally binding declaration’ she can get on the Irish backstop. So when we read the Guardian’s write up of her postponement of the meaningful vote on the withdrawal agreement on Monday we had to smile, especially the last paragraph: “There was only one explanation that now made sense. The prime minister had taken a huge bet with Paddy Power on her still being in a job by Christmas. She just hadn’t read the small print. When the fun stops, stop.” As the man says Treeza: ‘when the fun stops, stop’.He’s out Talking of exits, last week the diary reported an unusual prop bet between poker pros Rich Alati and Rory Young. Alati just spent 20 days in an unlit bathroom with nothing for entertainment except paddleball and a Rubik’s cube – an infuriatingly illogical choice of toy to take into a lightless room! Back in November the pair wagered $100,000 on whether or not Alati could survive 30 days in isolation. However this week he negotiated his exit after 20, taking away $62,400 for his troubles. Alati is reported to have left his bathroom confinement ‘seemingly in good spirits’.With friends like these… The fact that the UK betting industry has agreed to the whistle to whistle ban on TV advertising is an admirable, and arguably necessary, step. Yet the move that may lead to the end of Ray Winstone’s disembodied head looming out of TV screens has quickly been followed by calls for further concessions. It’s clear the sector doesn’t have many friends these days. This made it all the more alarming for the Diary to hear one frustrated operator accusing a high-profile betting body of “running for the hills” whenever the going gets tough earlier this week. As the old cliché goes, with friends like these, who needs enemies?Mercy of the law? The two nuns accused of embezzling half a million dollars from a school to gamble in Vegas received the bad news from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles this week that this matter would no longer be handled internally and they would be forced to take “full responsibility for the choices they made and [be] subject to the law”. Ex-principal Sister Kreuper and teacher Sister Chang, both recently retired, allegedly pilfered and spent the ill-gotten gains over a period of ten years, presumably making detection more difficult by the school or the casinos in Vegas (the Diary can’t help wondering whether they were wearing their habits at the time or gambling incognito). However, one parent at the school was heard telling a reporter on Radio 4 this week that they thought it strange that Kreuper and Change drove such flashy cars. A spokesman for the church said they intended to pay all the money back once they have worked out how much had gone missing. They also didn’t rule out having a whip round among the congregation to pay for their legal costs. If only the rest of us normals had that to fall back on in times like these…Profiting from peoples’ misery One of the most frequent accusations levelled against the industry is that it is profiting from peoples’ misery. The pressure group Fairer Gambling, the artist formerly known as the Campaign for…, is never one to pass up the opportunity to make this claim. So it was a bit of a surprise to see one of that body’s leading lights cc’ed into an email with a GamBan domain. GamBan, of course, being one of the latest gaming site-blocking solutions to hit the market in recent times. Kindred currently offer customers licences free of charge, but those who don’t have a Kindred account must fork out an annual fee of £9.99. Problem gambling figures’ upward trajectory suggests that more people will turn to technology to limit their gambling and The Diary is totally supportive of anything that helps make igaming safer for customers. But to charge for these solutions… isn’t that… profiting from peoples’ misery…?That’s all for this week folks – have an amazing weekend! Email Address
Australian regulator proposes binary options ban Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Binary options could be banned in Australia under proposals unveiled by the nation’s corporate regulator.Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has published a consultation paper in which it outlines its concerns about over-the-counter (OTC) binary options as well as contracts for difference (CFD) investments, such as foreign exchange trading.In documents published alongside the paper, ASIC said licensed issuers received gross trading revenue of $490m from binary options and $1.5bn from CFDs last year “which can largely be attributed to a combination of net client losses and fees and costs charged to clients”.ASIC said 80% of clients who trade binary options lose money while 72% of clients who trade CFDs lose money.Citing its concerns about the amount of money being lost by consumers, ASIC has proposed banning all Australian-based brokers from having Australian binary options clients. It would also impose stricter conditions on the issue and distribution of OTC CFDs to retail clients.“For many years ASIC has taken strong action to protect consumers of binary options and CFDs, using the range of regulatory tools available to us. However, we are concerned that consumers continue to suffer significant harm from trading these products,” said ASIC commissioner Cathie Armour.“A complete ban would prevent retail clients from losing money trading binary options. We believe binary options provide no meaningful investment or economic use, and have product characteristics similar to gambling products.”New restrictions to CFD trading would include the imposition of leverage limits, and the implementation of a standardised approach to automatic close-outs of client’s CFD positions in margin call.ASIC said it is seeking to take draconian action after a series of interventions have failed to have the desired impact on the sector and consumer losses.It has in recent years taken enforcement action to address instances of misconduct and last year introduced the ASIC Client Money Reporting Rules.The Australian market for binary options and CFDs is growing rapidly, with the number of clients more than doubling in the past two years to one million people. Regions: Oceania Australia AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Binary Options and Forex Topics: Legal & compliance Binary options could be banned in Australia under proposals unveiled by the nation’s corporate regulator. ASIC is also looking to impose stricter conditions on the issue and distribution of CFDs after expressing concerns about the amount consumers are losing. Legal & compliance 27th August 2019 | By contenteditor Email Address
Email Address Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2) is a major upgrade to European payments regulation, and it is bringing big changes to the way payments work across Europe. One of the biggest changes is coming in September 2019, with the introduction of mandatory Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) for electronic transactions across Europe. This change will bring some great benefits, especially in helping to reduce fraud – but it also has the potential to increase friction in the shopper journey. In addition, if merchants and the partners who support them are not ready for SCA they risk a material increase in declines after the September deadline. This session covers: Webinar: PSD2 and strong customer authentication: What’s the cost? 23rd October 2019 | By Topics: Uncategorized This webinar webinar sponsored by Worldpay discusses PSD2 and the changes it will bring to the gaming industry. The webinar was recorded on Tuesday 29th October 2019. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter An introduction to PSD2 SCA What merchants, PSPs, and other partners need to do to comply with SCA and keep payments flowing seamlessly What options are available to avoid performing SCA on some European transactionsThis webinar is sponsored by Worldpay Uncategorized
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Northern Ireland is set to undergo the “first significant changes” to its gambling laws in over 35 years, including the establishment of a mandatory code of practice for operators. 28th May 2021 | By Marese O’Hagan Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Social responsibility Product & technology Legal Licensing Regulation Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Statutory levies has been a frequent topic in the responses to the Department of Digital Culture, Media and Sport’s (DCMS) Gambling Act review, having been mentioned by GambleAware and YGAM in their responses. Currently, gambling in Northern Ireland is regulated under the Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements Order, which dates back to 1985, but Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey said new legislation will be introduced in the coming weeks. A further update – dealing with online gambling, among other topics – will then follow in the longer term. Regions: UK & Ireland “As a result, gambling regulation here has not kept pace with industry and technological changes. In my view change is long overdue.” Minister promises “long overdue” overhaul of Northern Ireland gambling laws Hargey listed some aspects of the upcoming legislation, including a “mandatory code of practice” for those holding gambling licenses and allowing gambling contracts to be enforceable by law.. Further proposed changes include making it an offence to allow children to use gaming machines, expanding the definition of cheating to include attempted cheating, and imposing a statutory levy on gambling operators. Tags: GambleAware YGAM DCMS Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport Politicians in Northern Ireland sought guidance from colleagues in Westminster as the inquiry progressed. The initial legislation will be introduced in the next few weeks, and will then be followed by a second update over a “much longer timescale”, which will include a “completely new regulatory framework”, which will include the regulation of online gambling. “Gambling legislation has remained largely unchanged since it was enacted thirty-five years ago,” said Hargey. Permitting bookmakers to open on Sundays and Good Friday is also to be included in legislation. This was supported by the public consultation in 2019, which revealed that 66% of participants thought that bookmakers office hours should be relaxed, while almost all of this percentage thought that bookmakers should be allowed to open on a Sunday. Casino & games Email Address
Excelsior United Development Companies Limited (EUDC.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Retail sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Excelsior United Development Companies Limited (EUDC.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Excelsior United Development Companies Limited (EUDC.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Excelsior United Development Companies Limited (EUDC.mu) 2013 annual report.Company ProfileExcelsior United Development Companies Limited engages in the production, distribution and sale of alcoholic products such as rum, alcohol and vinegar products, in Mauritius and the Reunion island. The company operates through five segments which are, investments, property rental, beverages, commerce, and tourism segments. The Investments segment includes investments held in shares, the beverages segment is engaged in the production, import and sale of alcoholic products, the commerce segment is engaged in the import and distribution of tires, automotive lubricants and fire protection equipment and the Tourism segment is engaged in operating a hotel and provides travel and tourism services. Excelsior United Development Companies Limited operates through its subsidiaries Medine Distillery Company Limited, International Distillers (Mauritius) Limited, New Goodwill Company Limited, Concorde Tourist Guide Agency Limited, Southern Investments Limited and Compagnie Mauricienne de Commerce Limitee. Excelsior United Development Companies Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Champion Breweries Plc (CHAMPB.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Champion Breweries Plc (CHAMPB.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Champion Breweries Plc (CHAMPB.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Champion Breweries Plc (CHAMPB.ng) 2015 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileChampion Breweries Plc is an established brewery in Nigeria manufacturing Champion Lager Beer and Champ Malta as well as a selection on non-alcoholic beverages. The company also brews and packages products under contract to Nigerian Breweries Plc. The main brands in its product portfolio are Champion Lager Beer and Champ Malta. Champ Malta is a flavoured beer with a golden colour and distinct aroma. The company has undergone a number of name changes; established as South East Breweries Limited, the name changed to Cross River Breweries Limited and thereafter to Champion Breweries Limited which was later changed to Champion Breweries Plc. In 2011, Consolidated Breweries acquired a 57% equity stake in Champion Breweries which was originally held by Montgomery Ventures Inc (Panama). In 2013, Raysun Nigeria Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Heineken, purchased Consolidated Breweries and now holds a majority equity stake in Champion Breweries Plc. The company’s head office is in Akwa Ibon state, Nigeria. Champion Breweries Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
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Rachael FitzGerald-Finch | Tuesday, 14th July, 2020 | More on: FEVR Buying into the Fever-Tree Drinks (LSE: FEVR) share price at 163p in 2014, and selling in September 2018 for 3,863p, would’ve produced a not-insignificant 2,269% return on your investment.Buying into Fever-Tree after the stock market crash at 935p a share and selling now would net you a cushy 156% return. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Fever-Tree, like many of its AIM-listed peers, rides the waves of stock market volatility. The current trend is upwards, so why realise that pleasing return now?Fever-Tree is a growth stock slowing downQuite simply, Fever-Tree Drinks is a growth stock slowing down. Historically, the impressive stock price performance reflects the market’s expectations for the carbonated mixers supplier.Until 2019, the company’s revenues, profits, and assets were increasing year on year and the market loved it. But, growth stocks can’t climb forever at the same rate.Indeed, in 2019, a 10% rise in revenues did not translate into growing profits as increased costs and reduced domestic sales took their toll. Despite a strong balance sheet, Fever-Tree wasn’t meeting analyst expectations, sharply depressing the share price, and slowing the growth curve. Understandably, every investor wants above-average returns, and many will view growth stocks, like Fever-Tree, as a means of achieving this. But past growth is not an indicator of future growth and companies with good records usually sell at high prices. An investor can be right about a firm’s prospects but also pay too much for a stock, lowering returns on their purchase.Fever-Tree Drinks share price is expensiveFever-Tree Drinks currently trades around 2,394p. Many share price websites will show a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio for Fever-Tree, around 47. This ratio takes the current price of the share and divides it by 2019’s earnings per share (EPS) of 50.3p.Usually, a lower ratio indicates better value for money. However, if the year in question was unusually profitable, it’s easy to overestimate a company’s proper value. Using a multi-year average reduces the odds of overestimating the true value of a company.Over the last five years, Fever-Tree’s average EPS is 35.5p, giving a massive P/E of 67, against an industry average of 22. I think Fever-Tree Drinks is vastly overpriced, even before considering market conditions.Fever-Tree faces market uncertainty45% of Fever-Tree’s revenues come from ‘on-trade’ sales, meaning they arise from pubs and bars where alcohol can be sold to drink on-premises. It’s not yet clear what will happen to the pub trade in the short term due to the government’s coronavirus fears.In addition, Fever-Tree’s artisan products, innovative at first, are now facing stiff competition from the likes of Cobell and other mixer manufacturers. Unless the firm can carve itself a new niche, it’s growth curve will flatten further. Also thinking this way is fund manager Nick Train. His fund bought Fever-Tree for under 1,400p, not long after its sharp share price plunge earlier this year. He notes that the company needs to be “about more than tonic” and is eyeing stateside growth potential in ginger ale and soda water products. There is a definite future for Fever-Tree; its solid balance sheet should sustain the company through short-term trouble. However, its shares are too risky to buy at current prices. Upwards momentum for the stock makes it a good time to sell. I’d buy it again once the market adjusts. Just like Nick Train. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images.
Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Smith extends lead in Seat 1 with 32 individual donorsOrange County Commissioner Bryan Nelson raised $7,700.00 in May in his bid to become the next mayor of Apopka. This increases his total fundraising tally to $33,860.00 since he announced his campaign in March. Nelson spent $12,203.56 on his campaign effort, which means he has $21,656.44 on hand. In May, Nelson had 17 individuals and businesses give amounts ranging from $100-$1,000.“We continue to get broad support from people who share my vision for a prosperous city,” said Nelson. “We are thrilled by the momentum that our campaign has maintained.”Nelson raised $7,700 in May.Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer also announced his bid for re-election in March but has yet to begin a formal campaign effort. He currently has $100 in his campaign account, with no individual donations and no expenditures. According to Kilsheimer, his campaign will begin soon.In the Seat #1 City Commission race Alexander Smith took a small lead over Gene Knight with a $1,535.15 haul, which included 32 individual and business donors giving Smith contributions ranging from $10-$200. Smith has spent $707.11 on his bid to succeed Commissioner Billie Dean for the seat, which leaves him with $1,980.31 on hand. “May was another good month for campaign funds,” said Smith. “It’s still early and we are on track. Family and friends have been very supportive of my bid for council seat #1 by contributing to the campaign. I expect to see the same pace in June as those who know me continue to be the first contributors.”Alexander Smith raised $1,535.15 in May. TAGSFundraising Previous articleBreaking News: Rep. Steve Scalise shot in VirginiaNext articleBest Foot Forward begins tomorrow Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Knight raised $500 in May, which came from five donors giving him donations ranging from $50-$150. His account has a balance of $191.22. “It’s early in the election year,” said Knight. “We are just getting started. I expect the fundraising numbers to continue to increase as we get closer and I get out in the community and people hear what I have to offer.” Dean has announced he will not run for re-election to Seat #1. In the Seat #2 race, Commissioner Diane Velazquez announced her intention to run for re-election, but has not formally started her campaign, and has not raised any funds towards her bid for a second term. However, no one has announced a bid to run against her for the seat. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Photographs Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SGContractor:OsbourneConsultants:Franco e Fortes (lighting); Clima Engenharia (AC); Equilibrium (Plumbing and electrical engineering); Edatec (Structural Engineering); Ornare (Kitchen Project); High Control (Sound and Automation); Luis Carlos Orsini (landscape)Suppliers:Pica Pau (Millwork), RB (Wood Floors); Mekal (Inox Steel); Toldos Dias (Sun shades); Mbp/ Snaldi/Tecnofeal (Frames); Primo Vidros (Glasses); Punto/Deca (Metal); Montblanc (Stones); Altero/Teya (Hardware); BTicino (Electric Hardware Finishings), Bizassa (Mosaic Tiles); duravit (Bathtubs).Interior Design:INTERIOR DESIGN: Casual; Micasa; Varuzza; Nanni Chinelatto; Atelier Ricardo Fasanello; Dpot; Arthur Decor; Emporium Cortinas; Passado CompostoArchitect In Charge:Arthur CasasDesign Team:Milena Chieco, Flávia Castellan, Flávia Castellan, Joana Pini, Renata Adoni, Bruna RizziCity:Rio de JaneiroCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra – FG+SGRecommended ProductsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82WoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Text description provided by the architects. This penthouse in Rio’s Urca neighborhood has an extraordinary location, between the Sugar Loaf and Guanabara Bay. The client bought an apartment that was in terrible conditions, but with an exceptional potential for transformation. The project was guided by two complementary ideas: to create a pathway of discovery of the landscape on both sides, the bay and the mountain, and to bring as much light as possible to the three floors.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra – FG+SGUndoubtedly the element that translates the better this idea is the main staircase. To add a new floor to the original duplex the whole building had to pass through a structural reinforcement. The section shows clearly the relation of the stairs and the landscape, bringing light through zenithal openings to all the floors and directing the view towards the landscape.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra – FG+SGOn the 1st floor we have placed the guestrooms, allowing the owners to have as much privacy as possible in their suite on the 3rd floor. Next to the guestrooms are all the service areas including kitchen and staff bedrooms.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra – FG+SGThe 2nd floor holds the main entrance next to the elevator. Most of the walls were demolished in order to create a space completely open to the Guanabara Bay. The horizontality of the space accentuates the integration with the landscape. The living room is lit by three openings on the water basin of the last floor, sliding glass doors open completely to the side, allowing total integration between the living room and the terrace. On the other side of this floor a gourmet kitchen receives natural light both from the atrium and a bay window that overlooks the sugar loaf. Both spaces can be divided through sliding doors. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra – FG+SGThe 3rd floor is divided by the master bathroom with the view directed to the Sugar Loaf on one side and the sauna, barbecue area, water basin and Jacuzzi on the other, looking towards the Corcovado and downtown Rio across the bay.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra – FG+SGA Brazilian culture aficionado, the client selected with the Studio all the objects in the house, forming a vast collection of modernist design represented by names such as Sérgio Rodrigues, Jorge Zalszupin, Ricardo Fasanello and Jean Gillon, there are also several contemporary artworks and local pieces of craftsmanship.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra – FG+SGThe plan of the apartment is simple; our intention was to have fluidity between the floors, creating continuous pathways that accentuate the relation between architecture and an extraordinary landscape. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra – FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Maintenance-Free House / Arkitema ArchitectsSelected Projects2014 Wolfson Economics Prize Exhibition Explores the Potential of Garden CitiesEventProject locationAddress:Rio de Janeiro – Rio de Janeiro, BrazilLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Year: Brazil CopyPenthouse, Renovation, Apartment Interiors•Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Urca Apartment / Studio Arthur CasasSave this projectSaveUrca Apartment / Studio Arthur Casas “COPY” Urca Apartment / Studio Arthur Casas Area: 667 m² Area: 667 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/547392/urca-apartment-studio-arthur-casas Clipboard Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra – FG+SG+ 25 Share Year: Projects ArchDaily Architects: Studio Arthur Casas Area Area of this architecture project 2011 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/547392/urca-apartment-studio-arthur-casas Clipboard 2011 Penthouse “COPY” CopyAbout this officeStudio Arthur CasasOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingPenthouseRefurbishmentRenovationInterior DesignResidential InteriorsApartment InteriorsRio de JaneiroFernando GuerraFG+SGInteriorsHousingRefurbishmentResidentialRenovationBrazilPublished on September 15, 2014Cite: “Urca Apartment / Studio Arthur Casas” 15 Sep 2014. 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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity shops in the UK handled nearly £1 billion of turnover in 2011, a record amount, and an increase of 3.6% on the previous year.The research from the Charity Retail Association shows that more people are buying from charity shops, with nearly one million more people “from hard-pressed middle class groups are shopping in charity shops since June last year.”Choose Charity Shops campaign launchedHowever, many charity shops are struggling to meet the increased demand. National charities have combined to launch the ‘Choose Charity Shops’ campaign to get more donated goods through the doors of charity shops. The campaign runs throughout this week.It is supported by existing Charity Retail Association members including Oxfam, Cancer Research UK, British Heart Foundation, British Red Cross and Barnardo’s, together with hundreds of local hospices and smaller charities.The high demand is set to continue. According to the research, 22% of respondents said that they are shopping in charity shops more frequently now than two years ago, and 19% of existing customers said they would buy even more from charity shops in the next 12 months.However, charities are facing competition in how to dispose of unwanted clothes and goods. One in six people report they have started selling their unwanted clothes to make money instead of donating them. In addition, 15% of people who did not donate said it was because they could not afford to buy new clothing so are keeping things for longer.Unwanted clothing still not being donatedThe Charity Retail Association said that there are still millions of people with unwanted clothing and goods at home that could be converted into cash for charities. The survey found taht three quarters of people saying they have clothing in their wardrobe they no longer use, while the top three reasons people don’t donate is because they haven’t got round to it, haven’t had time or simply haven’t thought about it.Warren Alexander, Chief Executive of the Charity Retail Association, said: “The unused and unwanted items in people’s homes are worth millions of pounds to charities, and we hope the ‘Choose Charity Shops’ campaign will act as a reminder to people that making a donation of unused clothing or goods to their local charity shop is a great way to help charity when you don’t have cash to give.”www.choosecharityshops.org Advertisement Tagged with: Charity Retail Association Research / statistics Trading Charity shops’ turnover reached nearly £1 billion in past year Howard Lake | 14 May 2012 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. 32 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis