Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme will not include gifts of non-perishable food and toiletries

Treasury minister responds to a written parliamentary question by Mark Hendrick, Labour & Co-operative MP for Preston

Mark Hendrick
Mark Hendrick

The Treasury has rejected a suggestion that the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme should be amended to include gifts of non-perishable food and toiletries.

The scheme will allow charities and community amateur sports clubs to claim Gift Aid style top-up payments on small cash donations totalling up to £5,000 a year without individual paperwork.

It was introduced by the Small Charitable Donations Act and will come into effect on 6 April.

In a written parliamentary question, Mark Hendrick, the Labour & Co-operative MP for Preston, asked George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he would amend the act to include non-perishable food and toiletries.

But Sajid Javid, the Economic Secretary to the Treasury, responding on behalf of the Chancellor, said that although all spending measures remained under review, the government had no plans at this stage to include those items in the scheme.

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