Charities call for wider reform of the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme

Charities call for wider reform of the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme

1 Jul 2016 | Kirsty Weakley

Charities have called on HM Revenue and Customs to do more to remove the barriers for small charities accessing the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme.


Charities call for wider reform of the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme

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Free counter fraud guide launched for charities

Charity Finance Group and PKF Littlejohn have launched a new guide to help charities proactively counter fraud.

Charity tax relief tops £5bn, but Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme still not working

The value of tax relief for charities and individual donors rose to £5.14bn in the year to March 2016, according to figures published today by HM Revenue & Customs.

A huge risk to international charities' financial security has just been averted

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