‘Charity begins at home’ put to test by generous home nations

The UK remains the most generous nation in Europe, according to new data.

It has also risen one place in the global list – the annual World Giving Index compiled by Charities Aid Foundation (CAF).

Overall, the UK lies sixth. Myanmar is top, edging past USA.

The index looks at three measures of giving: the percentage of people who give to charity, volunteer their time and help a stranger. It is based on a 2014 Gallup survey of people aged 15 and above in more than 145 countries.

Three-quarters of people in the UK donated money last year, one of the highest rates of giving in the world. The international average is 31.5 per cent.

CAF chief executive John Low said the figures represented an appetite in the UK to give something back to charities that play a central role in society.

Globally, giving was up to 31.5 per cent from 28.3 per cent in 2013. CAF said it amounted to 1.4bn people donating to charity.

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