George Osborne allocated a large part of his Budget speech to new measures designed to encourage people to give more to charity.
As part of the “Big Society” vision the government has set its sights on addressing long-standing issues such as Gift Aid simplification and the role of the charity sector in delivering growth.
Osborne said on Wednesday: “Together, these [measures] represent the most radical and most generous reforms to charitable giving for more than twenty years.
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