AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 A new partnership between Diabetes UK, the British Heart Foundation and Tesco aims to raise £30 million to fund initiatives that will help people better understand how to lead a healthy lifestyle.The partnership will run for three years. It is getting underway with Tesco stores around the UK offering free health checks for 40,000 individuals this January. This includes a blood pressure check, a cholesterol test, a Type 2 diabetes test and a BMI (weight) check and takes about 20 minutes.The campaign was launched with research by YouGov which found in a survey of 2,025 people that just 35% of respondents knew the average man needs to consume 2,500 calories a day to maintain a healthy weight; and 37% knew that 2,000 calories was the equivalent for women.Eleven per cent of respondents said that they did not do any exercise, and 49% said they did less than the recommended minimum of 150 minutes a week.The fundraising activity will include Tesco’s sponsorship during 2015 of Diabetes UK’s Swim22 and BHF’s Cycling Events.About the partnership[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5d9U0rcqYcw[/youtube] Diabetes UK, British Heart Foundation and Tesco in three-year partnership 97 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: charity of the year corporate Howard Lake | 5 January 2015 | News Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
The campaign to reform the current Stamp Duty system and have recent increases for landlords and owners of high-value homes reversed is gaining momentum as a raft of the Tory MPs, think tanks and media line up.Yesterday the free-market supporting Adam Smith Institute said current Stamp Duty system is costing the economy over £9 billion a year because it prevents people moving to the homes they want near to their place of work, and that they must commute long distances instead.The Telegraph newspaper has also been running a campaign to reform the duty, which it says taxes too unfairly those who through no fault of their own have to pay high prices to move up their local property ladder.This week the right-wing MP Jacob Rees-Mogg (pictured, left) said the UK should move to a ‘low taxation’ home ownership model and that, in the same way a cut to business taxes helped stimulate economic activity, so a cut to Stamp Duty would achieve the same thing.And former Tory party leader Ian Duncan-Smith (pictured, right) said in July that that the government should be using Stamp Duty to encourage landlords, not put them off investing.“It is time for us to reconsider the way we treat private landlords who buy houses to rent,” he said in an article for Conservative Home.“A large number of them are talking about no longer buying to let, and they blame it on George Osborne’s decision to impose a stamp duty levy on the purchase of homes to rent, to restrict mortgage interest relief to the basic rate of income tax, and to tax a landlord’s turnover rather than profits.“And the government’s own spending watchdog, the Office for Budget Responsibility, has urged the Chancellor Phillip Hammond to reform Stamp Duty because it was a “tax on moving”.Agents have been railing against the recent Stamp Duty increases and band changes too, including naea | propertymark, which has been running a campaign to reform Stamp Duty since 2009.And Spicerhaart boss Paul Smith (pictured, right) last weekend told The Mail on Sunday that “home ownership is at a 30-year low and the market has slowed significantly since the Government’s stamp duty reforms were introduced. The next Budget is the right time to look again at this tax and tackle our home ownership crisis.” Ian Duncan Smith Jacob Rees Mogg Paul Smith August 15, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Are the Tories (finally) turning against Stamp Duty? previous nextHousing MarketAre the Tories (finally) turning against Stamp Duty?Damage being done to housing market is persuading several leading Conservative MPs to stick the knife in, although not always for the same ideological reasons.Nigel Lewis15th August 201701,832 Views