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Gift Aid Emergency Relief Campaign

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1001: tabled on 12 October 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 33 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House marks the annual Gift Aid Awareness Day which fell on 8 October 2020; appreciates that Gift Aid Relief is the practical application of the long-established principle that donations to charities should not be taxed; recognises that the charitable sector is in the middle of the biggest financial crisis it has ever faced, with huge falls in income at the same time as increased demand for services; considers that a Gift Aid Emergency Relief Package would go a long way to keeping vital charitable services running; calls on the UK Government to increase Gift Aid from 20% to 25% for two years from the start of the 2020-21 tax year; further calls on the UK Government to introduce changes to the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme to remove barriers for entry to ensure wider access across the voluntary sector and increase the amount that can be claimed from £8,000 to £10,000; and believes that the cost of such measures need not be prohibitive given that the National Audit Office estimates that £560m of eligible Gift Aid is unclaimed each year and that charities are likely to see an overall fall in donations in the current challenging economic circumstances.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 October 2020
East Lothian
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 October 2020
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 October 2020
East Renfrewshire
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 October 2020
Strangford
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 October 2020
East Dunbartonshire
Girvan, Paul
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 October 2020
South Antrim
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 October 2020
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 October 2020
Glasgow East
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 October 2020
Edinburgh East
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 October 2020
North Ayrshire and Arran
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 October 2020
Edinburgh West
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 October 2020
Bath
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 October 2020
Glasgow South
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 October 2020
Airdrie and Shotts
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 19 October 2020
Brighton, Pavilion
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 October 2020
Edinburgh North and Leith
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 October 2020
Motherwell and Wishaw
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 October 2020
Glasgow Central
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 October 2020
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2020
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 October 2020
Foyle
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 October 2020
Glasgow North West
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2020
Poplar and Limehouse
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 November 2020
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
McKinnell, Catherine
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2020
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2020
Brighton, Kemptown
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 November 2020
Glasgow South West

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.