Jack Lopresti (Filton and Bradley Stoke, Conservative)
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the collection of gift aid on charitable donations made (a) as text donations via mobile telephone and (b) using other new technology is easier.
Chloe Smith (Norwich North, Conservative)
The Government is keen to make gift aid as easy and as accessible as possible for both donors and charities. gift aid is already available on text donations and on other forms of digital giving, subject to the right infrastructure being in place.
HM Revenue and Customs has been discussing with charity representatives how the sector might set up a gift aid database for participating donors and charities to use to eliminate the need for donors to make a gift aid declaration to each charity they support.