Rachael Maskell – 2020 Comments on the Risk of Charities Failing

The comments made by Rachael Maskell, the Shadows Charities Minister, on 16 August 2020.

Despite the Government praising the vital work of charities during this crisis they are now cutting off vital support while many are at risk of closure and still more are having to make cuts to their services.

When charities are crying out for help, it is shocking that the Government is prioritising handing £1.4m to one of the Big Four accounting firms for work that is usually done in the public sector.

With one in 10 charities at risk of going under, time is running out.

These organisations are helping our communities get through this crisis. The Government needs to support them before it is too late.