As the Chairman of Trinity Hospice I alerted our Trustees to the proposed Budget changes with respect to charitable giving.
We have to raise £9million (so we're a start-up every year) to provide the finest palliative care service (for free) south and north of the River Thames. Currently, the NHS gives us £3m so actually we have to fund-raise £6m p.a. The along comes the Chancellor to throw a large spanner in the works. Does the Treasury do opportunity cost analysis? It seems they are good at back-at-the-envelope but not much else.
However, we're glad of the u-turn.