What is Payroll Giving?
Simple and tax-free, Payroll Giving is an effective way to support charities directly through your salary. It's also known as Give As You Earn (GAYE).
Is Payroll Giving taxable?
Payroll Giving is deducted from your pay before tax, so the gift is tax-free to the supporter, i.e. £10 will only cost £8 if you are a standard rate tax payer.
Payroll Giving or Gift Aid?
Payroll Giving automatically includes tax so we don’t need to claim Gift Aid. The only way that higher rate taxpayers can automatically pass their tax to charity is through Payroll Giving, meaning they're able to give more at a lower cost to them. If you're donating by any other means to charity, remember to tick the Gift Aid box if you're able to.
What if I change jobs or retire?
If you change jobs, your Payroll Giving scheme will stop automatically. Make sure to ask your new employer if they have a Payroll Giving system in place and you can set it back up in your new role. If you retire, you may need to check with your employer. Some employers also run the scheme on pensions so people can continue to give to the charities they care about.
The difference your money makes
COVID-19 has slowed us down, but we will never stop.
Our mission of beating beating cancer relies on every pound donated. By supporting Cancer Research UK through Payroll Giving, you'll be helping fund life-saving research and together we will beat cancer.