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Charities: Coronavirus

Treasury written question – answered on 24th March 2020.

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Photo of Rachel Reeves Rachel Reeves Chair, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans the Government has to support charities who face a loss of income due to covid-19.

Photo of Steve Barclay Steve Barclay The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

The government has announced an unprecedented package of financial support that will also support charities. Many charities are already eligible for 80% charitable rate relief, and charities will also benefit from the new enhanced retail rate relief at 100%. Charities will also benefit from the new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Further detail of government support is available at: www.businesssupport.gov.uk

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