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Charity tax relief cap

Jun 6, 2012 | Category: CGAP News

The government has withdrawn its proposal to cap charitable tax relief. CGAP members including Beth Breeze and Cathy Pharoah were active in the campaign to oppose the cap.

Third Sector Beth Breeze: The tax cap U-turn has not repaired the damage to philanthropy

Guardian Government confirms U-turn on charity tax
BBC Tax relief limit on charity to be axed in fresh U-turn
Civil Society Government u-turns on charity tax relief cap

Paul Palmer on 'Charitable tax relief and the lessons of history' (pdf)

Cathy Pharoah spoke on the tax relief cap proposal at the APPG on Civil Society and Volunteering on 21st May. Read more

Beth Breeze discussed tax relief on charity donations with Simon Cox on Radio 4's The Report. Listen again

Cathy Pharoah was one of the panellists at a seminar convened by the European Association of Philanthropy and Giving on April 18th to discuss the potential effects of the proposed tax relief cap. Other panellists included Edward Troup, Director General of Tax and Welfare at HM Treasury, and the seminar was chaired by Matthew Bowcock, Chair, Surrey Community Foundation. HMRC also attended the event, to hear sector views and experiences. Lack of evidence on the potential impact of the policy on major giving and charities was widely acknowledgedas a problem. Read Cathy's paper here (pdf).

'The government needs to clarify its whole thinking on philanthropy' says Cathy Pharoah on 12th April
Read How the chancellor's tax-relief caps will deter the big philanthropists on the Guardian website by Karl Wilding
Highest donors will be hit by Budget cap on tax relief, says Beth Breeze on Third Sector
Analysis: Will wealthy donors be put off by Osborne's surprise? Featuring Cathy, Beth and Karl on Third Sector

Also see the Give it back George campaign website


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