Joint registration portal shelved

The government has decided not to pursue plans to develop a joint CCEW and HMRC portal for charity registrations.

The rules at present require charities to register with the CCEW and then again with HMRC for Gift Aid and other purposes. The plan (announced back in 2013)was to streamline this process to reduce the burden on charities and improve information sharing. However,having considered this, the government has concludedthat information sharing has improved in the interimand as most charities have a long gap between theirCCEW and HMRC registrations (around nine years)there was unlikely to be much benefit from a joint registration portal.


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