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Tax relief cap and drinks reception on Giving Summit agenda

David Gauke MP, Exchequer Secretary, HM Treasury
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Tax relief cap and drinks reception on Giving Summit agenda

Fundraising | Tania Mason | 4 May 2012

The drinks reception at next Tuesday’s Giving Summit will go ahead, and an hour of the event will be devoted to discussing the tax relief cap, according to the invitation.

The venue for the event has also changed, from the Natural History Museum to Admiralty House in Whitehall.

The networking drinks reception which will follow the afternoon event had reportedly been cancelled after the sector united in fierce opposition to the tax relief cap announced by the Chancellor in the Budget.

The Cabinet Office never confirmed that it was cancelled but also did not complain after stories about its cancellation appeared in the media.  Today, a Cabinet Office spokeswoman said it "has always been the case" that a drinks reception would follow the Summit.

Invitations to the Summit were dated Wednesday 2 May, giving invitees just three working days’ formal notice.  The invitation states that the event will “offer an opportunity to discuss the cap on tax relief, ways to ensure that this measure will not impact on charities that depend on large donations, and to pass on points about other aspects of the charity tax regime to a Treasury Minister”.

The Summit will begin at 4pm with an hour-long session called ‘Chair of chairs working group meeting’, chaired by minister for civil society Nick Hurd.  At 5pm Exchequer Secretary David Gauke (pictured) will host the session on the tax relief cap, before Hurd wraps up for 15 minutes with ‘reflections on the wider giving agenda’.

Thirty minutes of networking drinks will then ensue.

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