Number of employees donating via Payroll Giving declines

This policy briefing explores the history of Payroll Giving, highlighting trends in its popularity as a way to donate to charity over time. It digs into the public’s views of Payroll Giving and makes recommendations for its uptake could be increased.

The total amount donated to charities via Payroll Giving fell 7% year on year from £137 million in 2021 to £128 million in 2022.

The number of people giving through Payroll Giving has also fallen over time, falling 13% in just two years between 2020 and 2022.

Find out more about its usage and what can be done to encourage uptake.
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“It’s concerning that the number of employers and employees taking advantage of this valuable benefit is declining. It provides an incredibly powerful platform for companies to support their giving in the workplace and can be a lifeline for charities at a time when their incomes are squeezed.”

Neil Heslop OBE, Chief Executive, Charities Aid Foundation