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Gift Aid: Changes to declarations and maintaining the levels of giving

In November 2015 HMRC published new model gift aids for single and multiple donations. Whilst the "simplification" is welcome, there are also new information requirements that have received less positive reactions.  Charities were required to update the declarations used, by 5 April 2016.
With the increase in personal allowances to £11,000 (2016-17), and the new dividend allowance of £5,000, individuals may now be taken out of tax altogether.