Timpson’s small job – big difference campaign raises £2 million over 10 years for ChildLine

first_img Tagged with: corporate 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. Howard Lake | 22 March 2010 | News  126 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis High street shoe repairer and key cutter Timpson has now raised £2 million for ChildLine with its ‘small job – big difference’ initiative which it launched in 2000. Staff across its 650 shops have carried out small jobs, such as gluing a sole or punching a belt hole, in exchange for a £1 donation to ChildLine.To mark the achievement Timpson is holding a special charity week of ChildLine fundraising (22 – 28 March), encouraging more customers to make a donation in exchange for Timpson undertaking small jobs.In addition Timpson will donate £1 to ChildLine, a service provided by the NSPCC, for every £10 a customer spends during the week.John Timpson, Chairman of Timpson’s Ltd, explained that the had the idea for the scheme after attending a dinner held by ChildLine in 2000. He said: “I feel very proud that a simple ‘eureka’ moment in the middle of the night 10 years ago has resulted in such a fantastic amount of money for ChildLine.“At first I wondered whether customers would resent being asked to donate a pound for jobs that we used to offer for free. However, I need not have worried; most customers were happy to make a donation”.ChildLine founder and President Esther Rantzen said: “I hope the public will support Timpson’s charity week and continue to donate through the small jobs – big difference initiative all year round. Timpson has shown just how a small gesture can help to provide a vital lifeline for abused, frightened children who have nowhere else to turn for help, and I hope any other businesses out there who feel inspired by this simple idea can also do something to help children in distress or danger.”www.timpson.co.uk/locate Timpson’s small job – big difference campaign raises £2 million over 10 years for ChildLinelast_img read more

CFPB Issues Increased Eviction Protections

first_img Previous: Swift Sales Further Deplete Inventory Next: FHA Revises Standard Single-Family Servicing Policies  Print This Post Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) COVID-19 eviction moratorium Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) 2021-04-19 Eric C. Peck Eric C. Peck has 20-plus years’ experience covering the mortgage industry, he most recently served as Editor-in-Chief for The Mortgage Press and National Mortgage Professional Magazine. Peck graduated from the New York Institute of Technology where he received his B.A. in Communication Arts/Media. After graduating, he began his professional career with Videography Magazine before landing in the mortgage space. Peck has edited three published books and has served as Copy Editor for Entrepreneur.com. Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 1 day ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago About Author: Eric C. Peck in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles CFPB Issues Increased Eviction Protectionscenter_img Tagged with: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) COVID-19 eviction moratorium Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has issued an interim final rule in support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s eviction moratorium. The CFPB’s rule requires debt collectors to provide written notice to tenants of their rights under the eviction moratorium, and prohibits debt collectors from misrepresenting tenants’ eligibility for protection from eviction under the moratorium.A temporary eviction moratorium ordered by the CDC has been extended through June 30, 2021. The CDC order generally prohibits landlords from evicting tenants for non-payment of rent, if the tenant submits a written declaration that they are unable to afford full rental payments and would likely become homeless or have to move into a shared living setting. This prohibition applies to an agent or attorney acting as a debt collector on behalf of a landlord or owner of the residential property.According to the CFPB, in December of 2020 about 18% of renter households were behind on their rent, meaning nearly nine million households were at risk of eviction. In a typical year, there are about 900,000 evictions nationwide. Of those nearly nine million households behind on rent, tens of thousands of renters are being evicted weekly, often without being told of their rights under the CDC moratorium. As the CDC has found, tenants who are evicted may end up homeless or in crowded or shared living settings, thus increasing their chances of contracting COVID-19.The CDC established the eviction moratorium to protect the public health and reduce the spread of COVID-19. Debt collectors who evict tenants who may have rights under the moratorium without providing notice of the moratorium or who misrepresent tenants’ rights under the moratorium can be prosecuted by federal agencies and state attorneys general for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), and are also subject to private lawsuits by tenants.“With COVID-19 killing hundreds of Americans every day, kicking families out into the street during this pandemic may literally be a death sentence,” said CFPB Acting Director Dave Uejio. “No one should be evicted from their home without understanding their rights, and we will hold accountable those debt collectors who move forward with illegal evictions. We encourage debt collectors to work with tenants and landlords to find solutions that work for everyone.”Under the FDCPA interim final rule, debt collectors, including attorneys, seeking to evict tenants for non-payment of rent must provide tenants who may have rights under the CDC order with clear and conspicuous written notice of those rights. The notice must be provided on the same date as the eviction notice, or, if no eviction notice is required by law, on the date that the eviction action is filed.With the deadline for the foreclosure moratorium inching closer, the CFPB recently proposed changes to help prevent impending foreclosure actions, as the emergency federal foreclosure protections are set to expire come June 30, 2021. Given the urgency of the pandemic crisis, the Interim Final Rule will take effect on May 3, 2021. The CFPB believes this will give debt collectors time to come into full compliance. Debt collectors may begin complying with the rule before the compliance date.At the upcoming 2021 Single-Family Rental Summit, presented by The Five Star Institute, set for Wednesday, May 12 at the Four Seasons Resort and Club in Irving, Texas, top subject matter experts and skilled single-family rental practitioners will lead discussion panels and training sessions. The 2021 SFRS will answer questions and offer viable solutions related to property acquisition and management, financing, strategies for small, midcap, and large investors, and new developments related to technology and professional services.Click here for more information on this event. 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