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Charity Retail Association calls emergency summit after Morgan report proposes "new tax on Welsh charity"
Charity shops in Wales reacted with dismay today as Professor Brian Morgan, in his review on charity rate relief, proposed recommendations which, if adopted by the Welsh Government, could seriously damage charities in Wales. The proposals will not only stop charity shops from opening in some locations but reduce their rate relief, which is granted in recognition of their significant philanthropic benefit to Welsh communities.
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Join the Charity Retail Association to take advantage of our new Gift Aid Reform: Members' Pack, preferential and discounted attendance at the Charity Retail Conference (expected to sell out AGAIN), free legal advice, comprehensive guidance on all aspects of shop operations, free networking events ... and LOTS MORE!
HMRC publish Gift Aid guidance
HMRC have now published their guidance on the new changes to retail Gift Aid. These can be found on their website.
CRA Gift Aid workshop
On Tuesday 23 April we held a successful Gift Aid workshop for its members with HMRC officials Michelle Stokell and Cathy Wilson from the Charities Team, to discuss new changes to Gift Aid for charity shops. Nearly 90 attendees asked a whole range of questions.
Our Head of Policy & Public Affairs, Wendy Mitchell, said: "The Association has worked with HMRC over the last year to agree this welcome simplification to the process for charity shops. Today's workshop was a great opportunity for members to quiz HMRC on the new proposals and get to grips with the detail of how this will work in practice." The Charity Retail Association has provided information and support on their website to help members plan for the changes.