Charities: Taxation:Written question - 284546

(Portsmouth South)
Asked on: 02 September 2019
Charities: Taxation
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government has plans to undertake a comprehensive review of charity taxation and reliefs.
Answered by: Mr Simon Clarke
Answered on: 09 September 2019

The Government is committed to supporting the vital work that charities do for the UK, which is why it provided £5.3 billion worth of tax reliefs to the sector and its donors in 2018/19, including over £1.3bn of Gift Aid.

No assessment has been made of the impact on charities regarding the proposal made in the report by the independent Charity Tax Commission published in July 2019 to introduce a universal Gift Aid declaration database.

The Government keeps all tax reliefs under review. However there are no plans to undertake a formal comprehensive review of charity taxation and reliefs.

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