New charity tax minister in May’s reshuffle

10 Jan 2018 News

Robert Jenrick

Robert Jenrick has been handed responsibility for charity tax policy as part of Prime Minister Theresa May’s reshuffle, which confirmed charities minister Tracey Crouch will remain in post.

For the past six months he has been Jenrick parliamentary private secretary to home secretary Amber Rudd and was appointed as exchequer secretary to the Treasury yesterday. He replaces Andrew Jones, who held the role for six months and has now moved to Conservative Party vice-chair.

He was elected as MP for Newark in the June 2014 by-election. He has been a member of the health select committee since shortly after his election. He is also the treasurer of the British Museum all party parliamentary group.

Before entering politics, Jenrick trained as a lawyer and was international managing director of auction house Christie's.

Andrew O’Brien, head of policy and engagement at Charity Finance Group, tweeted his congratulations to Jenrick.

He said: “Look forward to discussing Gift Aid, VAT and other issues with you in the future.”

Charities minister stays put

Meanwhile, Tracey Crouch has kept her role as minister for sport and civil society within the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. 

On Twitter she said she was “delighted” and that there is “a lot on the agenda for the incredible sectors I am responsible for”.

The announcement recieved a broadly positive reaction on Twitter from charity leaders. 

 

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