As we prepare for the November Spending review and the DCMS prepares to model for up to an additional 40% in funding cuts
I was shocked recently when I discovered that when I hand over a tenner to charity, sometimes the charity ends up with just £8... Even in tough economic times we know that people still want to donate to good causes so let's make sure that they get ALL of the money they are entitled to!
Public donations to charity fell by 20% last year, receiving a total £1.7 billion less, according to a survey. As recession
This is absolutely the right moment for government to do all it can to promote philanthropy; and certainly nothing to harm it.
Whilst worrying about your tax bill is a fairly common anxiety for most of us, for wealthy people with a philanthropic bent, there's now the added pressure of giving as much of it as possible away before Good Friday.