§ Mr. Lawrence
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what benefit to charities has resulted from the tax concessions in the Finance Act 1986 for employees wishing to make charitable donations.
§ Mr. Norman Lamont
The payroll giving scheme, which was introduced in the Finance Act 1986, starts on 6 April 1987. It has generated enormous interest. I am confident that many employers and employees will take part and that charities will benefit substantially.