National Trust comment on the ‘Give it back, George’ campaign

A National Trust spokesman said: “It’s clear that these proposals could have an impact on the charitable sector and need a serious re-think. On one hand the Government is keen to encourage philanthropic giving, but, on the other, these proposals seem to work against that.

“The National Trust has several major donors but they, like the hundreds of thousands of people who donate small amounts to our appeals every year, are motivated by the cause they give to.”

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