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Cameron: 'We must deal with tax allowance abuse'

David Cameron has told the BBC that "abuse" of tax allowances must end following concerns about the impact of a planned cap on tax relief on charity donations.

Limiting the total amount of relief someone can claim in a year - including on charitable donations - to £50,000 or 25% of income was part of a strategy announced in last month's Budget to tackle "aggressive" tax avoidance.

Philanthropists have criticised the plans to put an annual limit on tax reliefs, saying it will deter giving.

In an interview with the BBC's James Landale, Mr Cameron also defended changes to the top rate of tax.

  • 11 Apr 2012