What is Payroll Giving?
Donating to charities tax-free directly through your salary, Payroll Giving, is the most tax-efficient way to give.
When employees donate through their payroll, the donations come to us before income tax is taken off - so a donation of £5 costs a basic rate taxpayer £4 and a higher rate taxpayer between £2.50 and £3. It's a flexible way to give - employees can give to several different charities at once and they can increase or decrease donations at any time.
Pennies from Heaven
Individuals sign up once and then their salary is rounded down to the nearest pound, with the pennies donated to charity. The most you can ever give is 99p every time you are paid, simple! And what's more, HMRC will add 25% at no cost to the donor or employer.
Each employer chooses one or more charities to which all staff donate to - this can be any registered charity you like. Everyone gives a little, but together the team makes a big difference to a charity that matters to them.
Benefits to your business
You can apply for a quality mark award which recognises your organisation for making payroll giving or Pennies from Heaven available to your staff, helping small change make BIG change.