Charity Shops should not come under retail! They are much more than a retail shop!

Charity Shops should not come under retail! They are much more than a retail shop!

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Judy Phillips-Whitelegg started this petition to Government

During this pandemic, we had to close our doors due to government guidelines. The impact of doing this has caused great concern to our charity. We are not just a shop we offer far more to our community?
In the way of support, networking and referrals to other agencies. We play a vital role in our community and feel there is a lack of understanding from Councils and government bodies on just how much places like ours are needed.

Most families who are on a low income or on benefits cannot always afford to shop at major outlets, and come to our shop for those necessities that they know they can afford?

Please help communities like ours to continue our support, through the worst of times when places like charity shops are needed the most. For the quality of life each individual needs to maintain a balance of healthy and mental well being! 
Please change the categorisation of Charity Shops.

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