Retail gift aid guide for beginners’ launched

We have published a beginners’ guide to retail gift aid, now available for our members to download. The six-page guide is an authoritative introduction to the world of retail gift aid for any charity retailer who already runs a scheme or is thinking of setting one up. Topics range from auditing to tax issues on a subject that at times can be complex.

The consultation began earlier this year at our Gift Aid Special Interest Group in Birmingham earlier this year. The answers for the guide have been produced in conjunction with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The guide is available free on the members’ section of our website.

The definitive guidance on how to run a Retail Gift Aid scheme in your charity shop was produced by us in conjunction with the accountancy firm BDO. It has been fully endorsed by HMRC and includes practical examples and tests. The guidance is free for members and can be accessed via this link: