Helen Goodman (Bishop Auckland, Labour)
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the change in income of the voluntary and charitable sector in each region due to (a) decisions in Budget 2012 and (b) spending cuts in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011 and (iii) 2012.
David Gauke (Exchequer Secretary, HM Treasury; South West Hertfordshire, Conservative)
The Government announced at Budget 2012 a proposal to introduce a limit on previously uncapped income tax reliefs from April 2013.
As set out in the Budget, the Government has explored with charities and philanthropists ways to ensure that this measure would not impact significantly on charities that depend on large donations.
In light of those discussions, we have decided that when the cap is implemented next year, tax relief on charitable donations will be excluded.
Data is not available to enable us to make a central estimate of the changes in levels of funding to the sector in 2010, 2011 and 2012.