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Charity Lottery Fundraising Receives Partisan Support in UK Parliament

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Politicians from six parties have asked Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright to push through legislation to reform charity lottery reforms.

The politicians in favor argue that reform could increase the amount of money going to charities by millions of pounds.

Two motions were tabled to raise the annual sales limit for charity lotteries to £100 million. The motions are supported by MPs from the Conservatives, Labour, Scottish National Party, Liberal Democrats, the DUP and Plaid Cymru.

Polling has shown that 55% of MPs are in favor of the new bills while only 15% are against the measures.

Proponents argue the new measure would allow to reduce administration costs and deliver more money to charities.

Malcolm Fleming, head of public affairs at People’s Postcode Lottery, said,

“it is great to see such a cross-party show of strength from right across the UK in support of raising the current caps on charity lottery fundraising.

Charity lotteries are permitted in the UK as long as 20% of the price of a lottery ticket ends up in the hand of a charity.

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