Charitable giving at Christmas

If you are not sure what gift to give, don’t forget that donating to charity is always appreciated by all involved. And, provided you are a taxpayer, and make a gift aid declaration, the charity benefits from gift aid.

The level of gift aid will depend on your income tax band, but all gifts made by taxpayers will automatically qualify for 20 per cent gift aid, and higher rate, and additional rate tax payers can claim the extra 20 or 30 per cent on their tax return.