11 April 2012
Macmillan Cancer Support responds to the Government’s proposed tax relief cap.
Mike Hobday, Director of Policy and Research at Macmillan Cancer Support, says:
“We recently helped open a new cancer unit – the University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre – worth £100m which will deliver high-quality services to thousands of cancer patients. This is precisely the type of project that needs commitment and sizable donations.
“Macmillan wants to continue to provide these types of services as the number of people with cancer in the UK is set to double to four million by 2030.
“It is important the Government meets with charities like Macmillan to discuss the proposed tax relief cap. If they are serious about supporting major charitable donations and philanthropy, they must review their proposal.”
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About Macmillan Cancer Support
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 will get cancer. Two million of us are living with it. If you are affected by cancer Macmillan can help.