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Red Nose Day: English more tightfisted than Scottish, despite stereotype

by | 15th, March 2013

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YOU’VE heard the jokes about Scottish people being tight fisted. However, ‘throwing his money around like a Scotsman with no arms’ doesn’t hold any water when you discover that it is in fact the English who are tightwads.

On this Red Nose Day the day where comedy raises money for good causes, yet weirdly, acts as the single most depressing day in the calendar a study of British philanthropy found that the Scottish are much more generous than the folk south of the border.

Although, on the whole, Britons are generally pretty tight fisted, and over half believe there is no obligation to give to those in need, even if we can afford to.

The survey for New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) found that over 60% of the UK gives less that

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