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HMRC Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme specialist to present at CHASE

HMRC Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme specialist to present at CHASE

A session on at next week's CHASE exhibition will now feature an HRMC Charities team specialist on the Small Donations Scheme (GASDS).

The 45-minute workshop is being introduced by Gift Aid specialist Barry Gower of GAIN. Entitled 'GASDS under the Microscope – The Multiplier Effect', the session will be presented by Zoë Nettelfield. She leads on direct tax policy in the Charities team, which includes responsibility for the development of the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme.

She was also the Bill Manager for the Small Charitable Donations Act, the enabling legislation for the new scheme, as it passed through Parliament. Before working at the Treasury and HMRC she worked in the charity sector.

Given the widespread interest in this new scheme, the workshop will include a question and answer session at the end.

What is the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme?

The session will examine the rules and requirements involved in taking up and making the most of the Gift Aid Small Donation Scheme. Due to be introduced in April 2013, it will allow charities to claim up to £1,250 from public funds with no backup documentation or evidence. However, Gower points out that "the Scheme also allows for this to be scaled up by tens or even hundreds of times, depending on how your charity is structured".

CHASE, the Charities and Associations Exhibition, runs from 12 to 13 February at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London, N1. There is no charge to attend.

The Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme session runs on 12 February from 15.30 – 16.15.

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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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