Charitable Donations

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 11th September 2018.

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Photo of Susan Elan Jones Susan Elan Jones Labour, Clwyd South

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government plans to take to support legacy giving to raise more funds for good causes.

Photo of Susan Elan Jones Susan Elan Jones Labour, Clwyd South

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to his August 2018 Civil Society Strategy, what plans the Government has to support legacy giving.

Photo of Tracey Crouch Tracey Crouch The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

As outlined in the Civil Society Strategy, this Government aims to ensure that it is as easy and compelling as possible for everyone to give to the causes they most care about. In recognition of the importance of legacy giving, the Government offers a reduced rate of inheritance tax for individuals leaving charitable gifts. We also strongly support the Institute of Fundraising’s Remember a Charity campaign, for example The Minister for Sport and Civil Society recently took direct action to encourage more legacy giving, urging solicitors to join the campaign and discuss leaving a gift with their clients.

We plan to continue this support and to work with other organisations to raise awareness of legacy giving and the incentives to leave a gift in a will.

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