Our policy on the charity sector

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Get in touch with our policy team to find out more information about our work and our policies.

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Cancer Research UK relies on the generosity of the public to fund our life-saving research. It’s crucial that Government policies enable the charity sector to thrive. 

We work to influence Government policy across a large number of areas including:

  • Monitoring reforms to the regulation of charities; ensuring these are effective, promote best practice in the sector and enable charities to operate in an efficient, impactful way for supporters.
  • Promoting Legacy and Payroll Giving so that more people can give directly through their payroll and the public are encouraged to remember a charity in their will.
  • Reforming and promoting Gift Aid to ensure this important scheme continues to benefit charities in an increasingly digital age.
  • Ensuring new legislation and Government policies, for example tax reform or lobbying rules, do not have unintended negative consequences for charities.

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