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Charity Update 3 April 2012



United Kingdom

Charity Update 3 April 2012

23 March 2012

Joint letter highlights Budget's negative impact on donations to charity

NVCO, ACEVO, Charities Aid Foundation, Charity Finance Group, Charity Tax Group and the Institute of Fundraising have written to the Chancellor regarding the cap on income tax reliefs announced in the Budget to highlight its negative impact upon donations to charity.


27 March 2012

The Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme

HMRC has issued a consultation document on proposals for the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme. The consultation runs to 25 May 2012.


29 March 2012

Innovation in Giving Fund makes further awards to boost social action

The Cabinet Office and NESTA announce a further 16 awards to be funded from the £10million Innovation in Giving Fund which aims to find and back innovative ideas for increasing volunteering and charitable giving.

Cabinet Office

29 March 2012

Charity Commission publishes new strategy

The Charity Commission is leading a joint call for charities to better protect themselves against fraud and financial crime in their new strategy, in response to the National Fraud Authority's (NFA) latest report.

Charity Commission

30 March 2012

Philanthropists say Budget change will slash charitable donations

Eight out of 10 major philanthropists say plans to cap tax relief on major donations will reduce the amount of money given to charity, according to a survey by the Charities Aid Foundation.

Charities Aid Foundation

2 April 2012

25 Years of UK Payroll Giving raises over £1.2 billion for charities

Payroll Giving, which enables employees to donate direct to charities from their pay absolutely tax free, is 25 years old this week.

Association of Payroll Giving Organisations

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