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Giving a gift through your salary

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Your payroll gift will secure the foundations of the fight against factory farming

Payroll giving or Give As You Earn, is a simple way to make regular donations to Compassion in World Farming straight from your pay. It is also the only way that your donation to us can go up to 45% further at no extra cost to you.

Your kind gift from your pay will help secure the foundations of Compassion’s fight against factory farming. Together, we will make a real difference for farm animals.

Giving to us regularly from your pay means that your donation comes straight from your monthly salary before tax is deducted. Compassion receives your donation including the tax you would have paid*. 

So, the equivalent of £5 per month from your net pay will give Compassion*:

£6.25 a month if you pay 20% tax

£8.33 a month if you pay 40% tax

£9.09 a month if you pay 45% tax

Your special gift will help to implement ambitious campaigns, be on hand when emergencies ensue, and hold the world’s most powerful politicians and the food industry to account. You can bring about much-needed change for animals, people and the planet.

To give in this way, you’ll need to work for a UK-based employer who operates a payroll giving scheme. If you are unsure, please check with your employer whether they operate a payroll giving scheme before completing the form. If they don’t you may like to encourage them to start one. Alternatively you can make a regular gift by Direct Debit or via PayPal.

I’d like to give a payroll gift

* A small handling fee may be deducted from your donations. See ‘frequently asked questions’ for more information.

Payroll giving FAQ’s

Want to know more about payroll giving? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions…

If there is anything else you would like to know then please call Compassion on 01483 531 953 or the Workplace Giving helpline on 0208 381 2479.

The questions

How does payroll giving work?

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?

Who is Workplace Giving UK?

How do I know that Compassion has have received my donation?

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

How is payroll giving different to a Direct Debit?

Can I stop giving when I want?

What happens to my payroll giving deduction if I leave my job?

Is there an administration fee?

I pay tax at the higher rate of 40% or 45%, how does this affect tax relief on payroll donations?

Can I still give through my pension?

What should I do if my employer doesn’t currently have a scheme?

Who can I contact if I need any further information?

The answers

How does payroll giving work?

It’s very easy. You complete the online form and this goes through to Workplace Giving (WPG).  WPG make sure that your company operates a scheme that allows you to give to us straight from your pay and notifies your payroll department that you would like to set up a regular donation to us in this way.

If you can’t give to WPG through your pay, as your company does not operate the scheme (some still don’t!), then WPG will contact you to let you know.

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?

Usually it will start on the next payroll day, but if you are signing up very shortly before your next pay is due, deductions are likely to start the next but one payroll day.

Who is Workplace Giving UK?

Workplace Giving UK is a company that helps employers to establish and promote their payroll giving schemes, and helps donors to set up payroll gifts to charities. Compassion in World Farming pays Workplace Giving UK a one-off fee of £10 for each payroll donation set up via the Payroll giving website.

How do I know that Compassion has have received my donation?

Your donation is very important to us at Compassion and we will write to thank you. We may also send you updates on our work if you have indicated that you are happy to receive these. You will know the deduction has started as it will appear on your payslip.

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

No, there’s no upper or lower limit, and Compassion is hugely grateful for any amount you are able to give.

How is payroll giving different to a Direct Debit?

Payroll donations are taken straight from your gross (pre-tax) pay so there is no need for Compassion to claim any tax back through Gift Aid. If you are a 40% or 45% taxpayer, payroll giving is the only way we can automatically receive all your tax on a donation.

Can I stop giving when I want?

Yes, by notifying your payroll department directly. 

What happens to my payroll giving deduction if I leave my job?

Payroll giving automatically stops when you leave your job, but we hope that you will continue to give to Compassion at your next job. You will need to set this up again as your donation is not transferable.

Is there an administration fee?

Yes, but only a small one. Your employer will use a Payroll Giving Agent (like a charity bank) to distribute your, and your colleagues’, donations. The Payroll Giving Agents are charities that need to make a small charge to cover their operating costs. Some employers pay this fee on your behalf so we receive your full donation.

If your employer doesn’t pay the fee, the Payroll Giving Agent will deduct it from your donation before passing it on to us. This will be between a 2% and 4% charge.

I pay tax at the higher rate of 40% or 45%, how does this affect tax relief on payroll donations?

You will receive tax relief at the highest rate of tax you pay – each pound you give will generate £1.66 if you are 40% or £1.82 if you are 45% tax payer.

Can I still give through my pension?

Yes, if you receive an occupational pension and your pension provider deducts tax through the PAYE system, you are still eligible for the scheme.  Simply ask your occupational pension provider to make a donation from your pension before tax has been deducted.

What should I do if my employer doesn’t currently have a scheme?

If you aren’t sure that they do, please check with them before completing the form. If your employer doesn’t currently have a scheme you may like to encourage them to start one. Alternatively you can make a regular gift by Direct Debit or via PayPal.

Alternatively call the Workplace Giving helpline on 0208 381 2479.

Who can I contact if I need any further information?

We hope to have answered all your questions, but if there is anything else please call Compassion on 01483 521 953 or the Workplace Giving helpline on 0208 381 2479.