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Gareth Thomas MP, Labour’s Shadow Cabinet Office Minister, commenting on the Observer story on tax relief on charitable donations, said:

“Last week David Cameron staged yet another re-launch of the Big Society, but today’s news shows the reality is that his Government is taking even more money out of communities.

“It’s baffling that in last month’s budget, the Tory-led Government chose to justify a tax cut for millionaires by ending tax relief for charities. These rushed changes to charitable giving have created huge uncertainty for charities and voluntary groups across the country.”

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