Rishi Sunak should not neglect the charity sector in his budget this autumn – The Times

The stack of decisions to made by the chancellor and prime pinister this autumn feel especially pivotal at this critical juncture for post-pandemic, post-Brexit Britain. Crucially, every one of those decisions will have a profound effect on the nation’s charities — something which is chronically overlooked.
While ministers have been squabbling over funding for social care and NHS backlogs, charities have been counselling those waiting anxiously for operations and supporting those where care has been too late.
When the £20 universal credit uplift is withdrawn, charities providing food, debt advice and mental health support will see footfall and phone calls step up. The government is in desperate need of training programmes to upskill British workers to meet the country’s growing labour shortages, and charities play
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