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New Workplace Giving Scheme simply makes your giving go further

04 Nov 2014

Whether you’re thinking about giving to charity for the first time or you’ve been supporting a favourite cause for years, there are advantages to signing up to the University’s new scheme

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Working with Workplace Giving UK and the Charities Aid Foundation, the University has launched our new Workplace Giving Scheme to make it easier for you to support your favourite causes.

By signing up to Workplace Giving, you’ll be able to make regular donations to charities of your choice directly from your pay.

Donating through Workplace Giving will also make your money go further: a monthly gift of £10 from your take-home pay will be boosted to £16.66 for a 40% rate tax payer and to £12.50 for a basic rate taxpayer.

For a higher rate taxpayer, donating via your pay is the only method of giving that allows your charity to receive the full taxable amount automatically every month.

Statistics show that nearly £900 million a year is lost to charity through tax as Gift Aid is capped at 20% and many smaller charities do not even have the resources to claim this back.

There's a bonus if you sign up to the new scheme by Sunday, 9 November 2014: Workplace Giving will give an additional £10 to your first chosen charity.

If you already give to charity via direct debit, you may wish to consider the benefits of transferring to the Workplace Giving Scheme - it only takes a few minutes.

Professor James Thompson, Associate Vice-President for Social Responsibility, has recently switched his charitable donations from direct debit to using the Workplace Giving Scheme.

He said: “I am very pleased to be supporting this scheme. I have been donating money for many years without realising how much more beneficial it was for the charities if I gave via my monthly pay. As a result, I can effectively give more money to my favourite charities without any increased cost.

"I know that our staff continually show how much they care through their commitment to various fundraising and charitable events that take place throughout the year. This scheme will enable staff to also make a difference with regular donations that give the full taxable amount without administration costs for the charities.”

Signing up

And remember - if you sign up before Sunday, 9 November 2014, Workplace Giving UK will give an extra £10 towards your first chosen charity for the first month.

Signing up is easy and you can give to as many charities as you like by the following methods:

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