Gift Aid

Treasury written question – answered on 4th September 2020.

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Photo of Janet Daby Janet Daby Shadow Minister (Equalities Office) (Faiths, Women and Equalities)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing the effective tax rate at which Gift Aid is paid to 25 per cent.

Photo of Edward Leigh Edward Leigh Conservative, Gainsborough

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing the rate of Gift Aid under an enhanced Gift Aid scheme to help civil society sector recover from the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Kemi Badenoch Kemi Badenoch The Exchequer Secretary

The Government is fully committed to supporting charities through the Gift Aid regime. This relief is tied to the basic rate of tax paid by donors, currently at 20%, so can only be changed if the personal basic tax rate changes.

The Government recognises that the sector is experiencing significant pressures and has made available an unprecedented package of economic support, including a £750 million package specifically for charities.

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