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Pandemic forces charities to cut 5,000 jobs

The impact of coronavirus has seen more than 5,000 charity workers lose their jobs, according to new research.

The survey by New Philanthropy Capital revealed more than 3,800 redundancies were made in July with health charities and the arts bearing the brunt of the cuts.

NPC policy manager Tom Collinge told the Third Sector website that cancer research and theatres posted concerning figures.

He said: "We designed this redundancy monitor to track where the sector is hurting the most.

"So far, it looks like health charities and the arts are taking the biggest hit, especially cancer research and theatres.

"We will continue to monitor as new information becomes available, but if this trend continues it will mean less pioneering research which could undermine the fight against cancer and a major hit to the cultural life of the nation."

Cancer Research UK revealed plans to cut jobs last month with income forecasted to fall by around £300million over the next three years.

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