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Finnish Fundraisers Challenge Politicians to Promote Giving Culture
Ahead of parliamentary elections, the Finnish Fundraising Association VaLa is implementing a lobbying programme to challenge elected politicians to promote a philanthropic culture. Read more
Austria Passes Law Extending Charitable Status to Foundations
Despite recent threats by the Austrian Tax Reform Commission to abolish the tax-effective giving framework, proposals are now underway to extend charitable status and tax reliefs to foundations. Read more
Swedish Fundraising Council Fights Plans to Axe Charity Tax Breaks
The Swedish government has announced its intention to remove the tax breaks that incentivise people to give to charity from January 2016, prompting fears of a likely loss in voluntary income across the nation. Read more
UK GOVERNMENT EXTENDS VAT REBATE SCHEME
In the UK’s annual Budget statement presented earlier this month, the Government announced that the forthcoming VAT rebate scheme would be extended to blood bike charities (in addition to hospices, search and rescue charities and air ambulances). Read more
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