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HMRC announces new gift aid guidance, and plans for extra step in online gift aid process 1

29 Apr 2016 | Alice Sharman

HM Revenue & Customs has updated its guidance on digital gift aid, and said it will introduce a “pre-donation questionnaire” which supporters must complete before they can make gift aided donations online.


HMRC announces new gift aid guidance, and plans for extra step in online gift aid process

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The British Red Cross, Macmillan, NSPCC and Oxfam all breached the Code of Fundraising Practice in their dealings with now defunct fundraising agency GoGen, a Fundraising Standards Board report released today has said.

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Government criticises ‘irresponsible and immoral practices’ of some large charities

The government has attacked “irresponsible and immoral practices” at some large fundraising organisations and said they have damaged the sector as a whole, in its response to a parliamentary committee report on fundraising.

Plans to add extra step to digital gift aid ‘completely ridiculous’

A plan to introduce a “pre-donation questionnaire” for supporters before they can make gift aided donations online has been criticised as “completely ridiculous” and damaging to giving.

Mike Adamson

The chair of an NCVO working group to develop recommendations on how charities should manage fundraising relationships, has published ten principles that should govern donor contacts.

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