Pre-Budget 2003: Brown ignores charity pleas
The Charity Finance Directors' Group says Gordon Brown has missed an opportunity to help the voluntary sector by ignoring please to amend VAT regulations.
Link: Pre-Budget 2003 special
The CFDG said that the chancellor had failed to address major problems that hold back the charitable sector – in particular, irrecoverable VAT.
Welcoming good news for sports clubs in the form of fiscal help, CFDG policy and campaigns manager Francis Ingham said: ‘The chancellor’s report contained precious little for the charitable sector. Indeed, the words “charity” and “voluntary” were shockingly absent from not only his speech but also his report.’