The summit, scheduled for 8 May, was planned as a celebration to mark the one-year anniversary of the Giving White Paper. However, it is now simply to comprise a number of low-key meetings. The drinks reception has also been cancelled.
The income tax relief cap was announced in the Budget by chancellor George Osborne, and restricts the amount of tax relief higher-rate taxpayers can receive by donating. It has caused uproar in the charity sector and discomfort in the culture department, whose secretary of state Jeremy Hunt has championed philanthropy.