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Autumn statement response to Gift Aid

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5 December 2012

The Government has backed calls from the Charities Aid Foundation for reform of the Gift Aid system to make it fit for the 21st century.

The Autumn Statement document published today says: “The Government will examine whether the administration of Gift Aid can be improved to reflect new ways of giving money to charity, in particular digital giving.”

John Low, Chief Executive of the Charities Aid Foundation, which promotes charitable giving and provides financial services and social finance to not-for-profit organisations, said:

“It’s good news that the Government has responded to our call to modernise the Gift Aid system and has made a clear pledge to make it fit for the digital age.

“We need Ministers to act quickly to make Gift Aid fit for the 21st Century so people can give more easily online and using mobile technology.

“But we need the Government to go further, make it easier for people to give through the payroll and ensure charities do not face disproportionate cuts.

“Falling donations and the public spending squeeze mean many charities are facing increasing deficits and are having to dip into reserves to maintain services. Charities also contribute significantly to the UK economy and employ 765,000 people. Now is the time to back Britain’s charities so they can continue their vital work.”

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