Date: 15-06-24  Time: 20:11 pm

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YamFazFan

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Gift Aid
« on: 20 July 2018, 09:43:15 pm »
Having visited various museums/attractions during a break in Cumbria this past week something has me puzzled.

Does anyone know why some venues charge a higher (approx. 10% more) admission fee in order that you are able to Gift Aid, whilst others only require that you pay the standard entry fee in order to do so?.

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Re: Gift Aid
« Reply #1 on: 20 July 2018, 11:12:24 pm »
Thought museums were free?
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Re: Gift Aid
« Reply #2 on: 21 July 2018, 05:00:24 am »
Not all museums are free darrsi. I could call my garage a museum and charge a fiver for entry.


I don't know YamFazFan, maybe some are run by charities and some are private museums. The entrance fee being set by what they think people will pay. Too low and they'll be very busy for little return, too high and they'll have no-one coming in.

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Re: Gift Aid
« Reply #3 on: 21 July 2018, 08:38:56 am »
Not all museums are free darrsi. I could call my garage a museum and charge a fiver for entry.


I don't know YamFazFan, maybe some are run by charities and some are private museums. The entrance fee being set by what they think people will pay. Too low and they'll be very busy for little return, too high and they'll have no-one coming in.


Very true. What I object to are those Museums/Attractions that make you traipse the kids through their over priced gift shop before you can leave the place.
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Re: Gift Aid
« Reply #4 on: 21 July 2018, 08:49:20 am »
Thought museums were free?

A number of the 'National' ones, such as the famous big London museums and The Railway museum in York +  some more are free, but others charge an entrance fee.

The National Motorcycle museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Beaulieu, Bovington Tank museum and IWM Duxford ,for example, aren't free.

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Re: Gift Aid
« Reply #5 on: 21 July 2018, 09:12:28 am »
Neither is the radar museum.
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Re: Gift Aid
« Reply #6 on: 21 July 2018, 11:42:49 am »
Neither is the radar museum.


I can't find that one  :lol
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Re: Gift Aid
« Reply #7 on: 21 July 2018, 03:12:49 pm »
Neither is the radar museum.


I can't find that one  :lol


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Re: Gift Aid
« Reply #8 on: 21 July 2018, 05:11:30 pm »

Gift Aid is a way charities can get more money, you donate £10 and they can claim 25% more back, and you can then claim tax relief on the £10 you donated in your annual tax return.
Most people will probably never claim the tax relief and if you do make a gift aid donation make sure it is for a bona fide charity or community sports club.

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Re: Gift Aid
« Reply #9 on: 21 July 2018, 07:00:33 pm »
Err no. The system assumes you are proving the 'gift' to a registered charity and are paying it out of income taxed at the standard rate of 20%. The charity then claims back from HMRC the tax you have paid on it (at 20%). You cannot claim back anything, unless you pay tax at the higher rates of 40%or 45%. Then you can offset it against your total income, reducing your liability at the higher rate.

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Re: Gift Aid
« Reply #10 on: 21 July 2018, 07:35:43 pm »
Neither is the radar museum.
I was actually driving right past that not two days ago. From their website
Admission
Adults      £10.00  :eek :eek :eek :eek
Over 60s  £9.00 Students  £5.00Children (6yrs - 16yrs)  £5.00Family Ticket (2 Adults and up to 3 children) £25Family ticket -

 imagine taking the kids there - they will never forgive you :z 
« Last Edit: 21 July 2018, 07:36:50 pm by fazersharp »
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Re: Gift Aid
« Reply #11 on: 21 July 2018, 07:59:20 pm »
Here's an example from the English Heritage managed Furness Abbey, but there's numerous others...

Standard Adult Admission- £5.70

Adult Gift Aid admission-£6.30

Why do you have to pay a higher rate of entry in order to Gift Aid your payment?.

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/furness-abbey/prices-and-opening-times


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Re: Gift Aid
« Reply #12 on: 21 July 2018, 08:28:13 pm »
Nah, not for the kids but I had a really good day there.
Entry cost allows you to go back as many times as you want in 12 months.
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Re: Gift Aid
« Reply #13 on: 21 July 2018, 08:34:37 pm »
Nah, not for the kids but I had a really good day there.
Entry cost allows you to go back as many times as you want in 12 months.
Entry cost allows you to go back as many times as you want in 12 months. --Really -- go back  :pokefun Maybe if it included the golf ball up the road that replaced it
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