BUDGET IN DEPTH: NI hike to cost charities £50m plus

The group said the rise will have an effect on charitable work ranging fromhospice care, to education and care of the elderly. CFDG hopes, however, thatthe chancellor will find a way in the next year to relieve charities of thisextra burden.

Les Jones, CFDG vice chairman, said: ‘This increase will have a directeffect on much charitable work and I very much hope Gordon Brown will lookat ways that the charity sector can be relieved of even more pressure on itscosts and services.’

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