Charity sector employs more than one million people for the first time

17 Mar 2017 News

There are now more than one million people working in charities, according to the latest annual figures published by the Charity Commission. 

Figures for the year up to September 2016 show that total sector workforce has reached 1.08 million. 

This is an increase of almost 130,000 on the year to September 2015. 

The commission publishes updates on registered charities on its website, based on the annual returns received by the regulator. These returns mostly cover the periods to December 2015 and March 2016. 

Total sector income for the period to September 2016 was also up slightly on the previous year, reaching £72.3bn.

Spending also increased to £69.1bn, £60bn or which was spent on charitable activities. 

These statistics comes from information gathered about all the registered charities in England and Wales, based on the financial details provided in their annual returns and are updated periodically.

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