JustGiving’s £25k profit over Gren­fell

Sunday Mirror - - FRONT PAGE - BY ALAN SELBY

CHAR­ITY fundrais­ing site JustGiving earned £25,000 in fees from a sin­gle ap­peal to help sur­vivors of the Gren­fell Tower in­ferno.

It took five per cent of the £400,000 raised by a well­wisher, it has emerged.

Now MPs have crit­i­cised JustGiving and say it ought to waive the fee, which it takes from gift aid – a tax re­fund on each do­na­tion.

Meg Hil­lier, Pub­lic Ac­counts Com­mit­tee chair, said: “This is a very high per­cent­age fee and the cost of do­ing this is much less than £25,000.”

MP Mary Robin­son said “The ben­e­fi­ciary of the gift aid re­claimed should be the rel­e­vant char­ity.”

JustGiving said: “By leav­ing time-con­sum­ing, costly stuff to us, char­i­ties spend more time, en­ergy and money on do­ing good.”

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