NCPC join ‘Give It Back, George’ campaign against cap on income tax relief

Date: 
3 April 2012
The government’s Budget presented on 21st March attracted criticism from the voluntary sector for not exempting large charity donations from the new cap on income tax relief.

The government’s Budget presented on 21st March attracted criticism from the voluntary sector for not exempting large charity donations from the new cap on income tax relief.

The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) and others have called for urgent talks with the Treasury. NCPC has signed up in support of the ‘Give It Back, George’ campaign that has been set up to respond to this.

Simon Chapman, Director of Policy & Parliamentary Affairs at National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) said

“As the umbrella charity for palliative, end of life and hospice care, we’re worried that the cap on income tax relief for donations will have a negative impact on services providing care for people approaching the end of life and their families, as well as larger organisations who work to give this group a voice, many of whom also rely on large donations. We’re backing this campaign to ask the Chancellor to find a solution which avoids the Budget having the unintended side effect of disincentivising large donations to charity”.

You can read more about the campaign and add your organisation’s name at www.giveitbackgeorge.org

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