Benefit of the doubt

I’ve spent years dealing with Gift Aid, and appreciate that I don’t know everything about it, but recently I had my noodles fried trying to work out HMRC’s benefit rules. For those of you that are not familiar with this arcane piece of legislation, here goes. All...

About time too

Since 2000 when Gift Aid was introduced by HMRC the declarations have got steadily longer and more complex. The argument was that individuals were confused by Gift Aid and the longer statement laid out, in more detail, what was included and what wasn’t. By 2015 the...

Why, oh why?

For some years now there has been a figure floating around, one I’ve used before and has not been updated but still mystifies me. £750 million in Gift Aid goes unclaimed by charities – each and every year. I’ve recently carried out two Gift Aid projects and made sure...
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