Gift Aid & GASDS

Tue 10 Mar 2020

10.00-13.30 Bristol


Gift Aid provides a significant additional source of funding for most churches but there are real dangers if churches try to stretch the benefits too far. This course will look at Gift Aid in detail and examine all the requirements that it imposes as well as identifying ways in which churches can maximise their use of it.

The course will also look in detail at the new rules for small donations which provide an additional source of funding.

Course information

Venue: John Wesley’s Chapel, New Room, 36 The Horsefair, Bristol BS1 3JE

We are very pleased that this course is written and presented for ACAT by Andrew Burgess, an expert in Gift Aid who joined our training team last year. These particular sessions are a half-day, with a buffet lunch served either at the end of the morning events or at the beginning of the afternoons.

The cost of £50 per person includes all materials, lunch and refreshments. All ACAT events are open to members and non-members.

The Horsefair, Bristol BS1 3JE, UK

Course Leader

Andrew Burgess

Andrew Burgess

Andrew spent over 40 years working in tax. He was a tax inspector for 13 years and was in charge of a special investigation unit. He joined a large international accounting practice in 1984. He was co-author of Tolleys Charities manual for 20 years and has written a number of other books on charity tax.

He left practice in 2003 and worked for 11 years as a lecturer for a training company providing CPE training for accountants all over the UK. In retirement he has been treasurer of his local Baptist church in Northamptonshire and is chairman of the Baptist Building Fund. He has also served on the F & A Committee of the Baptist Union.