Tax Relief Cap

News and reactions to the government's proposal - and why it changed its mind.

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Bill Lewis

HMRC might target charities after tax relief cap U-turn, warns tax specialist

Bill Lewis of Bates Wells & Braithwaite says Revenue & Customs is likely to take steps to prevent tax avoidance involving charities

George Osborne

Cap on tax relief for major donors is dropped

Chancellor George Osborne says it has become clear that the measure, announced in the Budget, would have hurt charity income

Sir Stephen Bubb

Sector leaders again urge government to scrap the tax relief cap

Sir Stephen Bubb of Acevo is among those saying the coalition should change its mind, as it has done over VAT on pasties and static caravans

Cathy Pharoah

Academic urges government to shelve tax relief cap

Cathy Pharoah of Cass Business School tells All-Party Parliamentary Group on Civil Society and Volunteering the proposal could not have come at a worse time for charities

HM Revenue & Customs

HMRC lowers estimate of how much Gift Aid charities will claim

Updated figures show that charities are expected to claim £1.075bn in Gift Aid in 2011/12

Peter Lewis

Tax relief cap should be replaced with higher-rate Gift Aid scheme, says IoF

Peter Lewis, chief executive of the institute, says that plans for the cap have already had a negative impact on philanthropy

Balwant Singh, chief executive of Kusuma Trust UK

Tax relief cap would discourage leading philanthropist from donating in the UK

Balwant Singh, chief executive of Kusuma Trust UK, says its founder would be discouraged from donating even though he does not benefit from tax relief

National Trust property Polesden Lacey

VAT on alterations to listed buildings is 'a fiscal torpedo', says Sir Stephen Bubb

Letter from the Acevo chief to communities secretary Eric Pickles says the move will damage the Right to Bid scheme



Bernard Collier

Bernard Collier: The unwelcome legacy of the Give it Back, George campaign

The chief executive of Voluntary Action Westminster says the government's U-turn over the cap on tax relief on charitable donations is not all good news for the sector

The sector thanks the Chancellor

Analysis: A united sector wins its campaign against the tax relief cap

How the voluntary sector persuaded the government to perform an about-face on the proposed cap on tax relief for charitable donations

Martin Narey

Martin Narey: should all donors really have unlimited tax relief?

The former chief executive of Barnardo's suggests it might be limited to those giving to charities that alleviate poverty or disadvantage

Dame Stephanie Shirley

Growing opposition to plan for tax reliefs cap

Charity leaders and MPs add their voices to the criticism of Budget announcement

Cathy Pharoah

Cathy Pharoah: Mixed messages from George Osborne

It's hard to decipher quite how the cap on tax relief and other Budget measures will affect giving, says our columnist

HM Revenue & Customs has said donors should expect to pay tax on money they have given to charity

Analysis: Will wealthy donors be put off by Osborne's surprise?

An unexpected move in last week's Budget was the decision to cap tax reliefs on giving. David Ainsworth assesses the reaction

Stephen Cook, editor

Editorial: The wrong message on philanthropy

The Budget has cast a shadow over the government's rhetoric about giving, says Stephen Cook


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