If you are looking for an easy, tax effective way to make a regular donation to the charity or charities of your choice, the payroll giving scheme may be for you.
Payroll Giving is a scheme that enables you to give to any UK charity straight from your gross salary (before tax is deducted), and to receive immediate tax relief of up to £4 for every £10 donated.
If you are a standard rate taxpayer (20%), the immediate tax relief means that a donation of £10 will cost you just £8
If you are a higher rate taxpayer (40%), a donation of £10 will cost you just £6.
If you are a highest rate taxpayer, a £10 donation will cost you £5
To join the scheme, just ask your employer for a payroll giving form to complete. You can choose the amount you wish to give and the charity or charities you wish to support. Your employer will send your form to the Payroll Giving Agency and everything will be set up for you.