Cultural Playing Field

NCVO AGM 2012 by Robin Simpson
November 9, 2012, 3:57 pm
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On Thursday afternoon I was at the NCVO AGM. NCVO Chief Executive, Sir Stuart Etherington, praised everyone who had worked on the successful ‘Give It Back, George’ campaign. In the 2012 budget Chancellor George Osborne proposed a cap on the Gift Aid available to philanthropists which would have made it more expensive to give large gifts to charity. A consortium of voluntary sectors campaigned against this change and on 31 May George Osborne announced he would scrap the planned ‘charity tax’. Stuart also talked at length about the proposed merger between NCVO and Volunteering England which is likely to be finalised shortly. The AGM formally approved the appointment of Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson as the new President of NCVO.

Robin Simpson.

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