Anyone wanting to have their say as part of a consultation on charitable giving has one month to complete an online survey.
So far 177 responses have been received as part of the consultation, which is designed to help better understand the community's views on donating to charity.
The consultation forms part of the Charitable Giving Review that was launched in December 2016, which is being led by the Policy & Resources Committee in partnership with the Association of Guernsey Charities and the Guernsey Community Foundation. The review is exploring the possible measures that the States of Guernsey might introduce to support charities.
Members of the public are being asked to complete a survey as part of the review. Submissions must be made by 7th April and the survey can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Y8HM3NN or via the 'useful pages' section on this page.
The purpose of the consultation is to gauge public opinion on:
- Donating money to charities including payroll giving; and
- Tax relief on money given to charities.
The results of the consultation will, alongside views gathered from charities, third sector organisations and other groups, inform any recommendations included by the Policy & Resources Committee in the 2018 Budget.
The charitable giving review will consider:
- The impact of different thresholds of tax relief on charitable donations both for charities and the voluntary sector and for the States of Guernsey
- The impact of the introduction for payroll giving for charities and the voluntary sector, for employers and for the States of Guernsey
- Measures in relation to other sources of income
- Any other measures proposed by the charitable sector that could have a positive impact on their revenues