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Finnie joins HMRC gift aid group

Catriona FinnieCatriona Finnie, a member of the charities and education group at accountancy firm Chiene + Tait (C+T), has joined HMRC’s newly-formed working group, set up to consider increasing the effectiveness of UK Gift Aid relief.

She becomes one of the first Scotland-based members to join the group while C+T is the sole accountancy firm to be represented on it. 

The new working group will meet in London every two months to consider and review the effectiveness of Gift Aid, a form of income tax relief introduced in 1990 to benefit charities and community sports clubs.

The group will also look at potential areas for improvement with a view to increasing the take-up by eligible donors and reducing the number of those which are currently ineligible to claim it. 

Ms Finnie’s appointment to the group comes off the back her charity sector work within C+T. The firm is closely involved with the Scottish Grant Making Trusts Group.

Euan Morrison, head of C+T’s charity and education sector group said: “Catriona has both the experience and energy to make a huge contribution to the Gift Aid Working Group.”


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