HC Deb 16 December 1999 vol 341 c296W
24. Dr. Godman

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proposals he has to modify the regulations governing the give-as-you-earn scheme. [101788]

Miss Melanie Johnson

Changes to the legislation giving tax relief for charitable donations through the Payroll Giving scheme will be brought forward in next year's Finance Bill and by amendment of The Charitable Deductions (Approved Schemes) Regulations 1986.

The changes, which were announced in the Pre-Budget Report, will: remove the ceiling on the annual amount which may be donated under the Payroll Giving scheme; provide a time-limited 10 per cent. supplement on all Payroll Giving donations for three years from 6 April 2000. and tighten the rules for the time within which Payroll Giving agencies must distribute donations to the charities nominated by donors.