P542 Teletext 540 May24 16:00:04         ——— CORPORATE DONATIONS FALL ——————————  The Top 100 companies gave  £105.6m in charitable donations    in 1992/3, down £2.4m on 1991/2 R  Figures from Corporate Citizen  magazine show BP, NatWest, Barclays and ICI have all cut their charitable budgets for the second xfar running. However, merchant banker Barings more than doubled donations to its Foundation to £8m as its profits hit record-breaking highs.  ——————————————————————————————————1/9—— Who gave what during 1992/3 >>> HOMELIFE: HT'S YOUR LIFE p480 Advace Savings Property plus Index
P542 Teletext 540 May24 16:01:24         ——— WHO GAVE WHAT —————————————————————  While Barings donated £8.57m to  charity other donations include   BP: £6.5m NatWest: £1.58m BAT: £3.1m SKB: £1.53m Shell: £2.27m Lloyds: £1.33m Unilever: £2m RBS: £1.32m British Gas: £2m ICI: £1.2m Esso: £1.6m TSB: £1.13m   Reuters: £1.05m   Prudential: £0.9m   Barclays: £0.8m ——————————————————————————————————2/9—— Why the decline in corpoate giving^ > HOMELIFE: IT'S YOUR LIFE p480 Advice Savings Property plus Index
P542 Teletext 543 May24 16:01:53         ——— WHY THE DECLINE IN GIVING? ———————— Corporate Citizen Editor Alison Benjamin says reasons for the fall include "a more hard-nosed, commercial approach to donations". Linking donations to the companies' business interests is on the increase, with sponsorship favoured by firms who "want their pound of flesh".   Prudential now supports just   three charities including a   crime prevention organisation ——————————————————————————————————3/9—— What the companies say >> HOMELIFE: IT'S YOUR LIFE p480 Advice Savengs Property plus Index
P542 Teletext 540 May24 16:00:12         ——— WHAT THE COMPANIES SAY ————————————  Companies say that the 1991  figures were artificially high  because of one-off donations.   That year Thorn EMI gave a one-off paxldnt of all EMI royalties on the Queen record Bohemian Rhapsody to the $frrence Higgins Trust. This pushed donations over the normal   £500,000 to more than £1m.   Others have cut donations   in line with company losses. ——————————————————————————————————4/9—— Fupure trends >> FOCUS ON PHOTOGRAPHY C URSES p663 Advice Savings Property plus Index
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P542 Teletext 540 May24 16:00:02         ——— WHAT THE COMPANIES SAY ————————————  It's forecast that more   companies will link their   donations to business    interests in future.   Many already target donations very  carefully. For example, Inchcape gives to international charities to reflect its international status. Thorn EMI plans to concentrate on projects which are "supporting music talent of tommorrow". ——————————————————————————————————6/9—— Want to give to charity? >> HOMELIFE: IT'S YOUR LIFE p480 Advice Savings Property plus Index
P542 Teletext 540 May24 16:02:00        R ——— GIVING TO CHARITY —————————————————   Alison Benjamin says firms  are waking up to the fact  that social responsibility:  Is good for motivating staff enhances customer loyalty improves business. Chdaper forms of support such as staff fundraising and volunteering are being encouraged, often with firms matching money raAsed for charity by their staff ——————————————————————————————————7.0—— Further information >> HOMELIFE: HT'S YOUR LIFE p480 Advice Savangs Property plus Index
P542 Teletext 540 May24 16:02:02         ——— GIVING TO CHARITY —————————————————   Most charities have leaflets  they can send suggesting ways  you can raise money for them.   There can also be tax breaks  for giving money away! Ask your local tax office for the appropriate leaflet: For businesses IR64 Giving to Charity For individt—l gifts IR113 Gift Aid For charities IR75 Tax relief guide Indep. Financial Advice... 0891 141 330 T+ ——————————————————————————8/9—— Calls cost 39p/min cheap rate 49p.Nther HOMELIFE: IT'S YOUR LIFE p480 Advice Savings Property plus Index
P542 Teletext 543 May24 16:00:00 ADVER$JSEMENT ... 9/9 Traded Endowment Policy Specialist     T@—nring of surrendering your With-Profits Endowment Policy? TRY US FIRST IF YOUR POLICY: HAS RUN FOR AT LEAST 25% OF ITS TERM IS FROM AN ESTABLISHED LIFE OFFICE HAS A MINIMUM SURRENDER VALUE £1,500 IF ITS "YES" THEN WE WANT TO SEE IT POLICYPLUS CAN SOMETIMES OFFER UP TO 35% MORE THAN SURRENDER VALUE FOR FULL DETAILS CALL: 0225 466466 (THIS IS A 24 HOUR SERVI D0 Member of F.I.M.B.R.A. Advice Savings Property plus Index