At hearings in Washington this week, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell was also pressed on the bank’s plans to explore digital currencies, pointing to steps by central banks in China and elsewhere, as well as Bitcoin and other private payment systems.
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.