is starting to gain momentum, according to its promotional charity.
the Caring claims the money donated by staff for good causes increased by 44
per cent last year.
figures reveal a 13 per cent rise in the number of employees joining
payroll-giving schemes. The donations are tax-efficient and currently benefit
from a 10 per cent government supplement.
through payroll-giving are deducted before tax, so a gift of £10 per month
costs donors £7.80 but is worth £11 to charities.
Barrett, head of HR at the Body Shop, said, “Employers have a vital role to
play in spreading the message about the opportunities for tax-efficient giving
through the payroll.
not only helps our staff support their favourite charities, it encourages
corporate involvement in the communities where we work.”
received £33.7m through payroll-giving in 2000 compared with £23.4m in 1999.
average number of people donating grew from 392,950 in 1999 to 445,722 in 2000.