Wolseley UK has been awarded a Silver Payroll Giving Quality Mark.

Employee generosity earns silver award for Wolseley UK

Published:  16 June, 2014

Wolseley UK has received a Silver Payroll Giving Quality Mark from the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) for encouraging more than 300 of its employees to donate part of their pay to charity.

At least 5% of Wolseley UK employees have signed up to make regular charity donations through their payroll – meeting the minimum requirement to obtain CAF silver accreditation. Payroll Giving allows anyone who pays UK income tax to donate regularly on a tax-free basis to a charity of their choice. All donations are deducted from an employee’s salary before tax, so each £1 donated actually only costs 80p, and for higher-rate taxpayers it only costs 60p.

Alison Carter, training and HR programmes co-ordinator at Wolseley UK, said: “I’ve been donating to charity via my payroll for a number of years now. It was quick and easy to set up and it makes me feel good knowing that I’m regualrly able to help others, even in a small way.”

Neil McCawley, head of reward, benefits & policy at Wolseley UK, said: “We’re really proud to have achieved the silver quality mark as it reflects the generous nature of our people. We promote Payroll Giving throughout our business and now we are considering how we can encourage our people to hit the next target.”

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