Payroll Giving

Memories of miners and their families are the heart and soul of the museum – through the ages they endured harsh conditions, fought for workers rights and brought about momentous changes to health and safety practices. The pits changed landscapes, created towns and villages and united communities.

Will you unite with us now to cherish these memories?

What is Payroll Giving? Payroll Giving, also known as Give As You Earn (GAYE) is a simple, tax-effective way for your employees to give to charity from their pay. Over 9,000 businesses already offer the benefits of Payroll Giving to around 5 million employees. And the numbers are growing all the time.

Why should I offer Payroll Giving to my employees? Running a Payroll Giving scheme can be good for your business. It shows that you are committed to working in partnership with the community, something that is increasingly important to customers and staff. It shows that you care about your staff - offering them the benefits of Payroll Giving can help to build better employee relations and attract the right people to come and work for you. It is easy and inexpensive to run, and you get a deduction against your profits for your costs.

How does Payroll Giving work? Simple. Your employee asks you to deduct regular charitable donations from their pay. You make the deduction from before-tax pay – in other words, after calculation of National Insurance Contributions but before deduction of Pay As You Earn tax. This way your employee gets tax relief straight away at their top rate of tax. For example, giving £10 a month costs a basic rate taxpayer only £8.00 because they save £2.00 tax. For a higher rate taxpayer the cost is only £6 because they save £4 tax. You as an employer pay over all the money you deduct to an Inland Revenue-approved Payroll Giving agency, and they do the rest – distributing the money to the charities nominated by your employees.

Why not work with us and enable your staff to save England’s coal mining history? Any employee or pensioner from whose pay or pension you deduct Pay As You Earn tax may join the scheme. There are no limits as to how little or how much an employee can give. Most employees give £5 per month. You can match your employees’ donations, too. An excellent way of demonstrating your commitment to saving coal mining memories whilst building good relations with your employees. Any matched donations you make will be allowed as a deduction against your profits.

Yes, I want to run a Payroll Giving scheme for the National Coal Mining Museum. That’s great! Let Liz know on and she will ask our payroll giving agency to get in  touch.

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