New website includes names of firms that offer payroll giving
10 April 2017
A fundraising company, Payroll Giving in Action, has created a new internet search facility that allows staff to see if their employer offers payroll giving.
The launch of payrollgivingportal.uk coincides with this month’s 30th anniversary of payroll giving in the UK. The site currently includes details for about 3,000 companies.
Jeremy Colwill, director at Payroll Giving in Action, said the target was to include all UK employers with 50 or more staff.
Payroll giving currently generates £130m a year. Colwill said his company’s goal was to see the sum increase to £200m within five years, and he hoped the new search facility would contribute to this. He said the site was not intended to shame companies into setting up schemes, but it could increase pressure on them if staff became more aware it wasn’t available.
"As a next step, we would like charities to have this search facility as a plug-in to their website too," said Colwill. "A lot of people have been saying there should be a centralised database of employers that offer payroll giving."
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