Gift Aid

Treasury written question – answered on 15th April 2021.

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Photo of Claire Hanna Claire Hanna Social Democratic and Labour Party, Belfast South

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount of eligible gift aid on charitable donations that is unclaimed each year.

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

HMRC has not undertaken recent analysis on this subject and this would only be available at disproportionate cost.

Research conducted for HMRC in 2015/16 found that 25% of the value of donations did not have Gift Aid added to them where the donor was eligible, contributing up to £0.56bn to the value of unclaimed Gift Aid. The full report is available on GOV.UK at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/charitable-giving-and-gift-aid-research

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