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Gift Aid

Volume 463: debated on Tuesday 17 July 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what recent discussions he has had with HM Treasury Ministers on promoting the take-up of Gift Aid. (149860)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer to the hon. Member for Wellingborough (Mr. Bone) given by the then Parliamentary Secretary (Edward Miliband) on 11 June 2007, Official Report, columns 775-76W.

A consultation was launched on 19 June 2007 with the charitable sector on measures to increase take-up of Gift Aid. The Budget also announced the Government’s wish to work with the sector on improving the use of payroll giving and ensuring greater awareness of how to give in a tax-effective way.