Issue 244: Thinking Green

  • Thinking Green

    31 Oct 2011

    In the second of two articles on initiatives for stimulating fundraising in the cultural sector, Javier Stanziola looks at tax incentives

    I want a democracy of giving, where all those who can, help all those who can’t.” “We want the tax system to encourage more people to give to charity”. These quotes outlining a vision for philanthropy are not from Cameron or the Big Society propaganda machine. They are part of two HM Treasury reports prefaced by Gordon Brown and Patricia Hewitt at the onset of the New Labour era. These platitudes managed to translate into action, resuscitating the then faltering Gift Aid scheme:... more

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