TaxCorporate TaxMP backs Eden Project on gift aid claims

MP backs Eden Project on gift aid claims

The MP behind a campaign to stop the abolition of gift aid on charity entrance fees has backed the Eden Project's claim that the taxman proactively advised on its use, despite now portraying it is a loophole.

Link: Brown threatens Eden Project growth

The organisers of the Chelsea Flower show, the Royal Horticultural Society, also recently hit out at Gordon Brown’s plans to scrap the scheme after a recent pilot at its Devon garden, Rosemoor, proved a massive success.

Other major charities to be affected by the chancellor’s changes include London Zoo. John Barrett, Liberal Democrat MP for Edinburgh West, said: ‘Any short-term change of funding could have a disastrous long-term effect.’

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