Gambling regulation in the UK appears headed for a shake-up. The commission has been criticised by some MPs for being toothless and ill-equipped to cope with the shift online. At the end of last month, the government quietly announced a consultation on how the regulator should be funded, with an acknowledgment that it was a small organisation, given the size of the industry it had to police.
However, charity shops are better prepared this time, Mr Osterley said. Take for example Stockport hospice charity, Beechwood Cancer Care. There's been a queue of customers at its Heald Green precinct. But it is only open to shoppers, not droppers, this week.