HMRC research has shown that the wealthy do not pay more as a result of the relief – I have not got time to find it again, but could.
Charitable giving and Gift Aid behaviour amongst better-off individuals
Qualitative research into why people donate, and the use of tax reliefs amongst individuals earning over £100,000 pa
Tax relief in itself did not motivate the decision to give, but did seem to incentivise participants to give more generously as they knew that they would be receiving relief at the end of the year. However, participants were not always clear exactly how much they would get back and some were unclear on the details of Gift Aid. Participants found the current system for claiming relief easy to navigate and thought it fair for both the charity and the donor to receive tax relief. Participants felt that without the incentive of tax relief, they might reduce their charitable donations disproportionately to the amount that they would have received in tax relief.
Oh, right. HMRC found exactly the opposite of what Snippa claims they found.
Thanks to spotter Mr. Murphy (S).
Murphy is wrong, as usual. I DO pay more as a result of the tax relief because a number of the places that my wife wants to visit have the commonsense to offer visitors the option of paying a bit more net via Gift Aid than the non-gift-aided entry fee with a geared benefit to the historic site (or whatever but usually it’s a historic site), so I pay up.
If Murphy hasn’t noticed this he must have extremely poor taste (there are plenty of such sites within range of Ely to which he should have taken his children) or selective blindness; or, he might be so stupid that he doesn’t realise that such deals incentivise the wealthy to give a little bit more.
For avoidance of doubt I am using the *correct* definition of “wealthy” which is someone to doesn’t have to worry about spending modest/moderate amounts of money when he/she/they think it’s worth it, not “someone who has more money than he/she knows how to spend”.
Teacher’s Unions are moaning about the risk of opening schools with class sizes of 15.
Survey says that 0.27% of the population has Covid-19
So the probability of any child in a class of 15 having Covid-19 (and the risk of infection will, inevitably, be less than this) is just under 4%.
So NASUWT is launching a Court case to demand that their members be paid for not working because the risk to any child or teacher (it’s far less if you’re just measuring the risk to the teacher) of getting a, usually mild, infection) is less than the normal chance of a man my age dropping dead this year.
Why do I hate the Union “leaders”?
Brilliant by john77
‘the *correct* definition of “wealthy” which is someone to doesn’t have to worry about spending modest/moderate amounts of money when he/she/they think it’s worth it’.
On that definition I’ve been wealthy since I started earning useful amounts in my school summer holidays. That’s because I automatically adjusted my notion of modest/moderate to suit the amount I had in my account at the Savings Bank.
Not buying a car until I was in my late twenties probably helped.
Brown’s Gift-Aid should have been abolished by Osborne in 2010 when ‘no money left’. Gift-Aid effectively forces taxpayers to donate to a charity someone else chose to donate too. Provides ‘make work’ jobs for state employees too
There has been massive Gift-Aid fraud by usual suspects. Do you really believe HMRC are honest?
You’re Ragging on Ritchie has become OCD, tedious and uninformative
Politically motivated? Yes, very much so
A clue as to the political philosophy of Dr Mary Bousted, the teachers’ union leader sabotaging return to school
The Corbynite lover of communist Cuba
john77: there are plenty of such sites within range of Ely to which he should have taken his children
Since he saw fit to take his tykes to Dachau to see what might have become of their father had the NSDAP high-ups not approved country by country assimilation (© Kartoffel Kombinat), he certainly could have.
British Media reveal their loony-left beliefs
– British Media Sing a Dirge for Buzzfeed UK
I don’t like Paul Mason, but credit to him for taking off his “I’m unbiased” mask and leaving C4 News. Marr, Matlis, Newman, Snow etc put money above honesty and Ofcom approves
Socialist Action – More you watch, worse it becomes:
– Qld Treasurer: ‘Virgin Aus bid an attempt to protect jobs, not make a profit’
The left love jobs which ‘don’t produce anything measurable’
“There is a clear distinction between “jobs were your output is measurable and jobs where your virtue is measurable”
I wonder if what fans the flames of puritanical ire here is a sort of suppressed prurience finding an outlet
It might be the word relief?
The fetid Dickensian hell he imagines anybody with a belief in markets wants to create…
Oooh you’re a fine young gentleman dearie….fancy a bit of tax relief?
“So the probability of any child in a class of 15 having Covid-19 (and the risk of infection will, inevitably, be less than this) is just under 4%.”
And if pupils and teachers were wearing protective visors to keep coughs and sneezes away from the mucous membranes of the eyes, nose and mouth, the risk would be much reduced.
I contacted 11 schools to offer such visors. None replied.
@ CJ Nerd
The risk would be *further* reduced.
Your behaviour was admirable but it was unappreciated by those who panicked at the thought of any risk without considering its magnitude and by those who assessed the risk and decided it was too small to justify additional expenditure in time and effort to get the children to wear protection (let alone the unions who didn’t care what the risk was, just wanted to attack the enemy who intolerably won the election).
@CJ Nerd May 16, 2020 at 8:35 am
As https://www.ppeexchange.co.uk/available demonstrates, there is no shortage in UK
Public sector can’t be bothered to source from new suppliers and likes how MSM is blaming Tories as it fits their political agenda. Lies, Deaths? For the greater good of socialism
Lesson: The Left are Evil