Payroll Giving: Employers
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The beauty of Payroll Giving is that everyone benefits – your company, your employees, and, most important of all, archaeology in the UK.
For your company it is a simple way to demonstrate your commitment to staff morale as well as archaeology – by enabling charitable giving in this way or through matching funds given by your employees.
For donors it is an easy way of giving more at no extra cost. Payroll giving creates a feeling of combined support for a common interest and cause, giving everyone involved a shared feeling of doing something good for a worthy cause.
If you, as the employer, cover the administrative costs of running the payroll scheme, or you match the donations, these costs can be offset against your Corporation Tax – reducing your tax bill.
What do I need to do?
If you decide to run a Payroll Giving Scheme for your employees you’ll make regular deductions from their pay through your payroll system. You deduct the amount an employee asks you to take from their pay after working out and deducting their National Insurance contributions, but before applying PAYE.
You pass on all the donations you’ve deducted to an approved Payroll Giving Agency. They then distribute the donations to your employees’ chosen charities – you don’t have to do anything else.
All modern payroll systems can be set up to handle Payroll Giving and there are no extra tax forms to fill in.
Here, you can access more information for employers.
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