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COUNCILS CONSIDER VOUCHER SCHEMES TO CUT DOWN ON BEGGING

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Councils in London, Cambridge, Bath and Canterbury are considering adopting new 'diverted giving' schemes to cut do...
Councils in London, Cambridge, Bath and Canterbury are considering adopting new 'diverted giving' schemes to cut down on begging, according to the Sunday Telegraph (Feb 16, p2).

English towns may introduce a scheme piloted by Edinburgh where tourists and residents are asked to give beggars vouchers instead of cash.

Another option includes putting collection boxes for the homeless outside shops.
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