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Payroll Giving


Payroll Giving (or Give As You Earn) means making a regular donation to support the work of Wakefield Hospice directly from your salary. You can donate weekly or monthly, either way your donation will be taken before the tax is deducted. The Inland Revenue gives the hospice what it would have otherwise kept from your salary.

The table below helps to illustrate this.

Supporters Pledge Cost to Supporter at 20% tax (net) Cost to Supporter at 40% tax (net)
£3.00 £2.40 £1.20
£5.00 £4.00 £3.00
£10.00 £8.00 £6.00

Q. Can anyone join a payroll giving scheme?

A. Yes, provided your employer is registered with a payroll giving agency. We can ask your employer to sign up if they are not already registered. The Government is currently offering up to £500 to firms with less than 500 employees to help set up a payroll giving scheme. It has also promised to match the first £10 donated by each employee, every month for the first six months.

Q. Why is payroll giving important?

A. By making a regular contribution through payroll giving, you are helping to make a difference to those in your community with a terminal illness.

Q. How do I join?

A. Fill in the application form and send to the return address found at the bottom of the form.

Q. How much should I give and how much will it cost me?

A. You can give any amount you wish. Your support is vital to us.

Q. Can I cancel my donation at any time?

A. Yes, just tell your payroll department at work.