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Budget brings modest benefits to charities

Budget brings modest benefits to charities

Perhaps it was expecting a lot after last year’s major tax-efficient giving measures, but this year’s government Budget was only moderately beneficial to charities.

Perhaps it was expecting a lot after last year’s major tax-efficient giving measures, but this year’s government Budget was only moderately beneficial to charities. Key benefits include:

the offer of grants to churches to aid renovation of listed buildings, worth an estimated £20m for the Church of England alone.

From September museums will be able to scrap entrance charges whilst retaining their business status, including the right to reclaim VAT on purchased items.

Sports clubs can now benefit from tax-efficient donations like charities.

“The Chancellor could have been more charitable” argues Stephen Burgess, charities consultant at chartered accountants Saffery Champness, at SocietyGuardian. David Batty on the other hand points out the indirect benefits for the voluntary sector in Charities to indirectly benefit from Budget.

Read VAT change ends entry charge era by Maev Kennedy at SocietyGuardian.

Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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