Consultation over 'charity tax'

Downing Street has said a "formal consultation" on a government plan to tax charitable donations will take place this summer. It was revealed almost one in 10 people earning over £10m a year is paying under the 20% rate of income tax.

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Labour to force "a vote" on charity tax

Shadow Chief Secretary Rachel Reeves says Labour will seek to force a vote on charity tax in the Commons on Wednesday.

She said:

"The truth is, at a time when the average family is taking a £511-a-year hit as a result of the Government's policies, they have given the 300,000 wealthiest taxpayers in the country a £3 billion tax cut.

A rushed-out cap on reliefs which will raise just £300 million, whilst hitting charities which help the most vulnerable, won't cover that up.

We will seek a vote to block these changes until the Government has done the work necessary to demonstrate they are being made in a way which will not hit charities and which will genuinely tackle avoidance."

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