Payroll Giving must change to succeed

Categories: Community Engagement.

The IoF has completed a response to the government’s consultation on Payroll Giving, which is available on the IoF website. 

The changes the IoF is arguing for include:

  • a regulated service-level agreement between Payroll Giving agencies (PGAs) and charities
  • a long-term strategy of leadership, governance and communication from government
  • a simplified system that makes it easier and more transparent for employers, charities and donors to use
  • the development of an online portal for employees to use to sign-up to Payroll Giving and transfer when they move jobs.

Maxine Trotter, director of fundraising at Help the Hospices, responded by saying: “It is clear that there is need for a complete overhaul of Payroll Giving to enable charities to really benefit from its potential. Currently the systems are overly and unnecessarily complex and it needs to be simplified and modernised for the benefit of hundreds of charities and donors. We really need the government to take a long-term approach to Payroll Giving and invest in the areas that will really make a difference and we wholeheartedly support the recommendations and comments from the IoF.”

Jane Banks, Chair of the IoF Payroll Giving Special Interest Group and Payroll Giving Manager at the British Heart Foundation, said: “This submission confidently represents the voice of the charity sector. Payroll Giving needs reform and now is the good time to make it happen.”

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