Tagged with: Gaming As an interim measure the voluntary and community sector are calling on the Government to reduce the tax-rate to 9% and use the 3% for good causes over the Olympic period with a review at the end. 23 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 13 September 2005 | News The national umbrella organisations that represent the voluntary and community sector have called for reform of the 12% tax on the National Lottery.The four Councils believe that the case for revisiting the 12% tax, worth £571m per year, is long overdue and is now overwhelming as Lottery funds are top-sliced to support the 2012 Olympics. This will leave a shortfall in funds for good causes. There has been no formal review of the rate of 12% in the eleven years of the Lottery.The voluntary and community sector has said that it wants to see the London Olympics as a success, presenting a huge range of volunteering opportunities. Current proposals, however, would see approximately £1.5 billion of Lottery income diverted to the Olympics with the sector claiming that it would bear the brunt of the burden. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity umbrella bodies ask Treasury for reduction in 12% Lottery tax About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.