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Nearly a fifth of Wales' charity shops could close, group says

Nearly a fifth of Wales' charity shops could close if the Welsh government implements proposed changes to business rate relief, a charities group says.

The Charity Retail Association will warn at an "emergency summit" that it could cost charities millions of pounds in lost profit as well as employment and volunteering opportunities.

Proposals include changing the mandatory relief rate from 80% to 50% and a sliding scale of charges.

A consultation ends later this month.

BBC Radio Wales' Good Morning Wales programme spoke to some of the people who could be affected by the proposals if they are implemented.

Fifth of charity shops 'could close'

  • 19 Jun 2013