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Applying behavioural insights to charitable giving

The Cabinet Office Behavioural Insights Team, in partnership with the CAF and the University of Bristol has conducted a study Applying behavioural insights to charitable giving. The paper draws on findings from behavioural sciences, showing how “nudging” people to give can help charities to increase donations.

The first part of the research outlines four behavioural insights on giving and altruism and shows how they might be used to support charitable giving. The second part sets out the results from five randomised controlled trials conducted around the UK, demonstrating how the application of these insights works in practice. 

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  • Date: 29 May 2013 (Posted: 29 May 2013)

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VAT: Labour-Intensive Services

The European Council has adopted a decision authorising certain member states to continue to apply reduced rates of value-added tax for certain labour-intensive services until 2010, in accordance with a directive on reduced VAT rates adopted earlier this year. The decision implements the provisions of directive 2006/18/EC, which extends an experiment, launched in 1999, of reduced VAT rates for labour-intensive services until 31 December 2010 and allows all member states to take part in the experiment under the same conditions.

Member states may apply a reduced rate to district heating and two (or in exceptional cases three) out of the following five services: small repair services, the renovation of private dwellings, window cleaning and private household cleaning, domestic care services and hairdressing, on condition that they requested authorisation to do so by 31 March 2006.

The decision will apply retroactively from January 2006 until December 2010. Under Community law, the minimum VAT standard rate is 15% and the minimum VAT reduced rate is 5%.

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  • Date: 29 November 2006 (Posted: 29 November 2006)

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The Government has updated its Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme after the scheme was extended until the end of April 2021.

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  • Date: 08 January 2021 (Posted: 08 January 2021)

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