Payroll Giving is a HM Customs & Revenue scheme that enables employees to donate tax free through their pay to any charity in the UK.

On each payday, an amount of your choice is deducted by your payroll department and sent to Animal Free Research UK. Your donations are taken before tax, meaning that for every £1 you give it will only cost you 80p (60p if you are a higher rate tax payer) – the taxman will pay the rest.

This is an easy, tax-effective way to give to charity – so it costs you less to give more. The system is easy to opt in and out of, giving you full control over your gifts.

Ask if your organisation has a payroll giving system in place and encourage them to sign up to one if they haven’t. There are several agencies that administer payroll giving, a list can be found on the HMRC website.

Payroll giving is a great way for companies to demonstrate commitment to the causes that their employees care about. It is quick and easy to set-up and administer. Payroll giving can also aid retention and recruitment of staff, and enable them to generate a sustainable income stream to charities.