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    Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme

    Hi Wayne,

    When the Gift Aid Small Donation Scheme (GASDS) was originally introduced, I thought this was great - we could claim of some Fundraising Activities to get a little extra e.g. through Bag Packing. After reading into this, it was disappointing and that we couldn't claim as Scout Groups are considered Connected Charities.

    Recently, the Church of England managed to convince HMRC that Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) were not connected charities for the Gift Aid Small Donation Scheme (GASDS). The initial view from HMRC was that they were. The Church of England has gone through a process with HMRC to change the view that PCCs are not connected:
    http://www.parishresources.org.uk/wp...h-parishes.pdf

    I would love to know how they have managed to do this. The rules on GASDS Connected Charities can be found here:
    https://www.gov.uk/government/public...ities-and-casc

    Under 8.21.3 states how charities are connected.

    The way PCCs operate is similar to that of Scout Groups and maybe TSA should open discussions with HMRC to convince them that Scout Groups are also not connected.
    Simon Parr
    Group Scout Leader - 1st Nanpantan Scouts
    County Cub Scout Leader - Leicestershire Scouts

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    Hi Simon,
    We share your frustration and this is something that we are actively challenging HMRC and HMG about. We are also in contact with the Church of England to understand what lessons we can learn from their discussions etc.
    Sorry I can't really add more at this time,
    Many thanks,
    Wayne
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    Quote Originally Posted by bulpittw View Post
    Hi Simon,
    We share your frustration and this is something that we are actively challenging HMRC and HMG about. We are also in contact with the Church of England to understand what lessons we can learn from their discussions etc.
    Sorry I can't really add more at this time,
    Many thanks,
    Wayne
    I swear HMRC's left hand doesn't know what it's right hand is doing occasionally.

    Many thanks for looking into this Wayne.
    Simon Parr
    Group Scout Leader - 1st Nanpantan Scouts
    County Cub Scout Leader - Leicestershire Scouts

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