BACCH Executive has agreed to enable Gift Aid, which allows UK charities to claim extra money from HMRC. As a registered charity, BACCH can claim 25p for every £1 of membership fees received, which are treated as donations. As of May 2021 all new members have the option to sign-up to donate when joining.

How to set up Gift Aid

Members who joined before May 2021 weren't asked to set up gift aid. We are now asking all UK tax-paying members to sign-up:

  • Option 1: email [email protected] and paste the following text into your message:
    I want to Gift Aid my donation and any donations I make in the future. I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax in the current tax year than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations it is my responsibility to pay any difference.
  • Option 2: update the details in your BACCH membership user account - once logged in, go to ‘contact details’ and scroll down to the Gift Aid declaration check box.

For both options please ensure that we have your current home address, as HMRC requires this information.

Changes to tax relief claims

Gift Aid means BACCH will no longer be on the HMRC ‘list 3’ (Approved professional organisations and learned societies), which enables members to claim tax relief on their subscription payments. Therefore, you will NOT be able to claim tax relief via this method on your BACCH subscription for any payments taken after 31 May 2021. Please note that higher rate tax payers will still be able to claim some tax relief on their fees.

We know this change will be a disappointment to some members but it will increase our income to allow us to better support members and develop our work to improve the lives of our patients and families. Like many other organisations, our income has been significantly affected by the pandemic.

If you have any queries, please contact Isabelle Robinson in the BACCH Office.

BACCH is registered in England & Wales under charity number 1129758 and company number 06738129 at 5-11 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8SH.
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