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HMRC Charity Statistics

According to HMRC the charitable tax reliefs provided by them increased from £3.22bn in the tax year 2009/10 to £3.34bn in 2010/11.

This was made up of £2.56bn (09/10 £2.48bn) of reliefs to charities and £0.78bn (09/10 £0.74) of reliefs to individuals.

The reliefs to charities is made up of £1.1bn (09/10 £1.03bn) tax repayments which includes gift aid, £1.16bn (09/10 £1.14bn) in business rates relief payments, VAT £0.2bn (09/10 £0.2bn), Study Duty Land Tax £0.1bn (09/10 £0.11bn).

The reliefs to individuals is made up of £0.34bn (09/10 £0.32bn) inheritance tax, £0.35bn (09/10 £0.33bn) higher rate relief on gift aid and covenants, £0.03bn (09/10 £0.03bn) payroll giving, £0.06bn (09/10 £0.06bn) gifts of shares and property.

The full statistics can be found at



Date: 20th July, 2011
Author: Wendy Bambrick


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