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Question for Treasury

UIN 179652, tabled on 12 April 2021

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount of eligible gift aid on charitable donations that is unclaimed each year.

Answered on

15 April 2021

HMRC has not undertaken recent analysis on this subject and this would only be available at disproportionate cost.

Research conducted for HMRC in 2015/16 found that 25% of the value of donations did not have Gift Aid added to them where the donor was eligible, contributing up to £0.56bn to the value of unclaimed Gift Aid. The full report is available on GOV.UK at:

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