Gift Aid

Treasury written question – answered on 29th April 2020.

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Photo of Luke Evans Luke Evans Conservative, Bosworth

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of increasing the value of gift aid from 25 per cent to 50 per cent that gift aid charities can claim on donations until the end of August 2020.

Photo of Kemi Badenoch Kemi Badenoch The Exchequer Secretary, Minister for Equalities

The Government recognises the vital work charities are doing to the support the country during the coronavirus pandemic and on 8 April pledged £750 million to ensure charities can continue their vital work. Additionally, many charities can also benefit from the other support schemes put in place by the government, such as the Coronavirus Job Retention scheme.

However, there are no plans to increase Gift Aid tax repayments from 25% to 50% on donations made to charities. Full tax relief is already available on donations made with Gift Aid, with basic rate relief being claimed by the charity and higher rate relief available to the taxpayer where relevant.

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