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ref date:7 Jan 2000 (HEA)
charity begins at home, not with marketing people

The Personal Fundraising Partnership (PFP) is signing up 3,200 donors a month on direct-debit agreements. However, under Scottish charity law - which is different to England and Wales - the company has no obligation to tell the public that it gets a fee for every person it signs up. Charities pay about 30 for every new recruit, meaning PFP can expect an annual income of 1.1m in Scotland alone. The company, based in Brighton, East Sussex, also operates south of the border.

This is a scandal as its business taking money from the needy. They should NOT be allowed to operate in Scotland at all.