Ukraine needs millions to recover. Initiatives have been initiated by the Government but the truth is that Britain cannot even afford to contribute its share.
There is a need for imagination to be able to play our part.
Meanwhile, the UK government is urged to increase payments to British families playing host to Ukrainian refugees.
There has to be another way to make a significant contribution to our national and international initiatives.
But there is a lot of public goodwill, and many will be able to help. We need a ‘Ukraine Peace Investment Lottery’. It is a voluntary way that the population can contribute without burdening the poorest in society with more taxes.
The initial revenues will immediately increase payments to people who have Ukraine refugees in their care or to house those who have lost their accommodation.
After that, with the assent of the Ukrainians, funds will be deployed to rebuild public assets such as water and electricity supplies and other public infrastructure.
With compassion, jobs, re-building, and refugee problems solved we can play our part at no cost to the Treasury.