Through Payroll Giving, companies play an important role in the continuing development of Tŷ Hafan.
How does it work?
It's simple, your employees ask you to deduct regular donations from their pay to their chosen charity. In other words, after calculation of National Insurance contributions, but before deduction of Pay As You Earn tax. This way your employee gets tax relief straightaway at their top rate of tax.
For example, it will only cost an employee who pays basic rate tax £8.00 to donate £10.00 to the charity of their choice (basic rate of tax is 20% from April 2008). If the employee pays higher rate tax the cost will be £6.00 to donate £10.00. See table below
@ 20% tax
@ 40% tax
You pay over all the money you deduct to an Inland Revenue approved Payroll Giving Agency and they do the rest - distributing the money to the charities nominated by your employees.
Most of the administration work is incurred by the Payroll Giving Agency who, after deducting a small administration charge, will distribute the donations to the charities chosen by your Staff.
What records will I need to keep?
- a copy of your contract with the Payroll Giving Agency
- the forms completed by your employees authorising you to make deductions from their pay
- a record of the deductions made from each employee's pay - normally a standard function off your payroll software
- evidence of payments made to the Payroll Giving Agency
Benefits to your Company
Running a Payroll Giving Scheme is good for your business because it shows that you care about your staff and the community - helping to build better employer/employee relations as well as attracting the right people to come and work for you.
For more information on Payroll Giving for your company and staff, please contact Diane Stringer on +44 (0) 29 2053 2199 or email firstname.lastname@example.org