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CGAP at the House of Commons

Jul 11, 2011 | Category: Policy

Dr Beth Breeze from CGAP at the University of Kent and Dr Karl Wilding of NCVO addressed a meeting of MPs in the House of Commons on the 8th June. Beth and Karl spoke at a meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Civil Society, which is a group consisting of MPs, Peers and people from the charity sector who meet regularly to discuss issues of common interest. The meeting focused on incentivising giving and the respective roles of the state and the sector. Beth told the MPs that, despite giving being a voluntary activity, there is much that politicians can do to encourage public generosity. This includes creating bigger and better tax breaks for donors, funding groups that promote philanthropy, passing robust regulation to increase trust and confidence in charities and enhancing the visibility of philanthropists by celebrating those who make significant contributions.

Interviews with Beth and Karl are available on the NCVO blog

Minutes from the meeting are available to download from the NCVO website (doc)

Further information about the APPG

Media coverage

Third Sector 'Banks will be urged to allow more electronic giving'

Civil Society 'Tax incentives not the only key to boosting giving, sector tells APPG'


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