f Secretary of Treasury Liam Byrne before leaving said regarding philanthropy that it is about what to give, how to give, whom to give, the purpose of giving which needs to be clearly explained along with keeping in mind the impact it is having on the society. There is one point of view of public limited understandings which gives rise to some of the problems such as the issues which are between treasury and charities related to tax which is on the donations given. (Guardian news 2012)
Where Britain lifestyle based on Voluntary work is commendable it also brings with it some major downfalls. For some giving time and money for survival of others is a voluntary work which is conducted for the betterment of the society however for others the organizations created to perform voluntary work are basically an integral thing for the State. For some services delivered which are under a contract is an act of donating and for some philanthropy is basically a market.
Philanthropy is basically a term which is derived from ancient Greek and originally meaning “the love of humanity”. A well known sociologist Augusta Comte introduced this word. This act is motivated by the concept of betterment of others and benefit of others. It is also present in a human being who makes them do something for others, this feeling of selflessness is integral here. Some believe that the joy which one gets after giving something to others is what makes them help others, on the other hand intangible reward motivated people in becoming philanthropic.
Charity and the concept of voluntary work changed with every changing century, where during the nineteenth century charity was conducted as an act of showing superior position for self satisfaction. The role played by Attlee was explained by Justin Davies Smith and Nicholas Deakin as an act of mutual aid and creation of friendly society which is full of cooperation. Help was provided to non family members through groups and small organizations and