The scheme may irritate customers who simply want to withdraw cash. But donations will be offered as a separate menu item on the cash machine screen, or as a post-transaction option, and ministers say the process will not interfere with those who are in a hurry.If I had a penny for every time ministers have said ‘this won’t cause a problem’ and been wrong, I’d have….well, enough to be able to afford to give more to charity!
Ministers say it should be the norm for people to leave 10 per cent of their legacies to charities in their wills.Ministers can take the sex and travel option, frankly! My will is my business, and none of theirs, just as their wills are none of my business. But, if this goes ahead, I'll stand a drink for any MP that introduces a bill to make their wills published in the MSM by law, front page. Just to see if they follow their own dictates.
Hell, maybe they do, and that's why so many of them seem to get caught fiddling their expenses?
And the Government is to fund websites matching people willing to offer time or resources with local charities and groups.Oh, great! Government IT, collecting our personal contact data! What could go wrong?
Other plans include encouraging shops and restaurants to adopt ‘round the pound’ schemes, in which customers are encouraged to agree to round up their bills and donate the pennies of their change to charity.I hereby state, here and now – the charities that sign up to, or support, this scheme, will get not a single penny from me ever again.