31 May 2012
Macmillan Cancer Support responds to the government's decision to scrap the tax relief cap
Mike Hobday, Director of Policy and Research at Macmillan Cancer Support, says:
“It’s fantastic news the Government have listened to charities and decided to scrap the proposed tax relief cap. There was no doubt that a cap like this could damage donations and could create a risk to the charitable sector.
“These large donations are becoming increasingly important to Macmillan Cancer Support, not only so that we can meet the needs of the two million plus people currently living with cancer – but so we can go on to support them in the future when this number is expected to double to four million by 2030.”
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Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer, providing practical, medical, emotional and financial support. Working alongside people affected by cancer, Macmillan works to improve cancer care. More than one in three of us get cancer. Two million of us are living with it. If you are affected by cancer Macmillan can help.