Britain’s biggest charities lay off 4,200 workers during the pandemic – with the National Trust cutting 1,767 of its 12,389 staff to ‘remain financially stable’ despite swollen cash reserves
- National Trust cut 1,767 of 12,389 staff even though cash reserves have swollen
- Meanwhile, children’s charity Barnardo’s have made 349 of its staff redundant
- Cancer Research UK, Macmillan Cancer Support and RSPCA also laid off staff
Big charities have laid off at least 4,200 workers during the pandemic, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.
The National Trust cut 1,767 of its 12,389 staff even though its cash reserves have swollen to more than £400 million.
Children’s charity Barnardo’s made 349 redundant – but will continue to pay the full salary of between £200,000 and £209,999 to departing chief executive Javed Khan until the end of the year.
The National Trust cut 1,767 of its 12,389 staff even though its cash reserves have swollen to more than £400 million (stock image)
Cancer Research UK, Macmillan Cancer Support, the British Heart Foundation and the RSPCA have also laid off workers.
Robin Osterley, chief executive of the Charity Retail Association, said: ‘It’s been disappointing to see so little support for the charity sector from the Government.’
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