Payroll giving is a simple, tax-free charitable giving direct from your pay."
Payroll Giving donations are deducted before tax so each £1.00 you give will only cost you 80p, and if you're a higher rate tax payer it will only cost you 60p.
Payroll Giving has increased from £37 million in 1999/2000, to over £109 million in 2007/2008
There is room for further growth
Only 2% of UK employees participate in Payroll Giving schemes. In the US, the employee participation rate is nearly 35%.
Payroll Giving can make a tremendous difference to UK charities
If participation increases to 10% of UK employees, then charities would receive an additional £300 million.
And it's good for business
Research shows that companies which offer Payroll Giving believe it improves the company image, enhances community involvement programmes, and supports employee volunteering.
96% of companies feel that Payroll Giving is something a good employer should offer....
And nearly all said they would like to increase participation levels in their organisations.
For more information see the Payroll Giving website