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Payroll Giving

Payroll givingPayroll Giving is a flexible scheme which allows anyone who pays UK income tax to give regularly and on a tax free basis to Pancreatic Cancer Action.

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 (also known as Give As You Earn or workplace giving) is a valuable, long term source of revenue, providing regular income to help us budget and plan ahead more effectively. Employees can choose to support Pancreatic Cancer Action with a regular donation direct from their pay.

It’s simple to do – just click here to fill in the Payroll Giving form and we’ll do all the rest

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is there a minimum or maximum amount I have to give?

No, there is no upper or lower limit, however, we recommend that you give to charity at least £5 gross per month which will cost you £4.00 if you are a standard rate tax payer or £3 if you are a higher rate tax payer.

How is Payroll Giving different to a Direct Debit (Gift Aid)?

Payroll Giving is taken straight from your gross (pre tax) pay so there is no need for the charity you choose to physically claim the tax back through Gift Aid from HM Revenue & Customs, this saves them money in administration.If you are a higher rate taxpayer, Payroll Giving is the ONLY way that a charity can automatically receive all your tax on your charitable donation.

How do I know that my donation will reach the charity I have chosen?

The deduction will be shown on your payslip. 

Your employer has signed a contract with a Payroll Giving Agency, who handle all monies donated through the scheme and are regulated by HM Revenue & Customs.

A copy of the form you fill in is sent to your company’s Payroll Giving Agency so that when your employer sends them your first donation they know who the donation is coming from and which charity to send it on to.

Additionally we at Pancreatic Cancer action are sent a copy of the form and we will write to you to ‘Thank you’ for your donation. Unless you have expressly asked otherwise we will add you to our mailing list and then will update you regularly with further information about our work. Please note: you will be able to unsubscribe from this list at any time without having to give us any reason.

If I decide to take part in Payroll Giving and fill out a form today, how long will it be before the first deduction is taken from my pay?

This depends on when you fill in the form but as a rule it will start on the next available payroll run so if you fill in the form on the 24th of a month it will not start until the following month.

Can I stop giving when I want?

Yes you simply notify your payroll department.

What happens to my Payroll Giving deduction if I leave my job?

If you leave employment Payroll Giving will automatically stop, it is up to you to contact your payroll department at your next employer to start giving through the scheme again.

Is there an administration fee?

Yes. Although the Payroll Giving Agencies are themselves charities they do need to make a small charge to cover their operating costs. Some employers will pay this fee themselves so the charities receive the full amount of the donation.Where the administration fee is not paid by the employer, the Payroll Giving Agency will deduct it from your donation before passing it on to the charity. The administration charge will vary depending on which Payroll Giving Agency your employer uses. It will be either 25p per month or 3% or 4%.

I pay tax at the higher rate of 40%, how does this affect tax relief on payroll donations?

You will receive tax relief at the highest rate of tax you pay; therefore each pound you give will only cost you 60p.

To sign up to Payroll Giving click here