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Payroll Giving in August

Traditionally August is a quiet month with many of us planning a well deserved holiday and a break from the stresses and strains of everyday life. Here at StC, between holidays, we have been planning our next series of special events and upgrading our service offering. Our story telling competition continues during August and we …

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August 3, 2022
Top Tips for a Great Holiday Handover

You’ve planned your dream holiday and are counting the days until you close your laptop, hang up your work clothes and disconnect from work.     But how do you totally switch off when you leave the workplace and avoid spending time worrying about things you left unfinished? New research from Glassdoor finds that staff struggle to …

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August 3, 2022
Payroll Giving Super Powers

We asked you to share your Payroll Giving stories over July and August and are delighted with the response. Not only did you share uplifting stories of why you support your charity with regular tax-free Payroll Giving donations, many of you also told us of volunteering and other fundraising activities carried out to support the …

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August 2, 2022
Payroll Giving Quality Marks 2022

We are delighted that UK employees have had another successful year supporting charities and worthy causes through regular, tax effective Payroll Giving.    Employers receive a Payroll Giving Quality Mark (PGQM), a government-supported accreditation which recognises and rewards organisations of all sizes for making Payroll Giving available to their employees. PGQMs are allocated by an …

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July 25, 2022
StC Payroll Giving on Plastic free July 2022  

Plastic Free July® is a key initiative of the Plastic Free Foundation that allows us to work towards our vision of seeing a world free of plastic waste. From humble beginnings in 2011, the award-winning Plastic Free July campaign is the result of years of hard work. Our resident Happiness officer, HR and general Friend of …

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July 6, 2022
Share the Power of Payroll Giving and Win!

Behind every charity is a story full of love, passion and the desire to make a difference.     Charity donations are personal, and every donor has a reason for supporting their chosen charity. During July and August, we want to hear from your employees on why they support their chosen charity and how tax-free Payroll Giving …

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June 30, 2022
Join A World of Giving in June

UK charities are so grateful for your Payroll Giving donations. With a wide variety of charities to choose from colleagues can join a World of Giving in June and enjoy the feel-good factor associated with giving more for less with tax-free donations. View the Payroll Giving calculator here. We’re feeling good about our return to …

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June 1, 2022
Payroll Giving Week grows in 2022

With large and small charities taking part, alongside partners such as the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals, Professional Fundraising Organisations, the Association of Payroll Giving Organisations and Payroll Giving Agencies, the second National Payroll Giving Week in February raised awareness across the charity sector and wider about the benefits of donating …

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May 23, 2022
Make May Meaningful with Payroll Giving

We know how generous your colleagues are and in May we want to highlight how they can– Pay Less to Give More to their charity.  Colleagues can save money, by donating through Payroll Giving, as they don’t pay tax on their donations – and it’s so simple as it is all done at source! View …

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May 2, 2022
Becoming a Charity Trustee

Our joint Chief Executive, Helen von Trotsenburg shares how she became a charity trustee: “I have been involved in fundraising for charities for over 40 years, but around three years ago I decided to enter the world of the charity trustee. I joined a small local charity dedicated to helping homeless men, as this is …

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May 2, 2022
Pay it forward with Payroll Giving

Pay it forward – what does it mean? You may have heard of the movie or the book about a boy who commits 3 random acts of kindness and all he wants in return is the recipients to also then commit 3 acts of kindness. Sometimes in our very busy and demanding lives we forget …

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April 25, 2022
April Payroll Giving – Every drop counts!

We continue our theme this year of the Power of Payroll Giving, in April by highlighting how every single donation makes an impact – Every Drop Counts. The Ukraine crisis is on everyone’s mind and  Payroll Giving is one way we can help – please feel free to share this video with your staff. One …

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March 31, 2022
StC Supporting Workplace Mental Health

It’s OK not to be OK – we hear this saying a lot now, but what does it actually mean and how can we support everyone in the workplace? In its simplest terms it means there is absolutely nothing wrong for any of us to say we’re not feeling so great, the difficulty is that …

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March 28, 2022
Payroll Giving can support Ukraine

As the people of Ukraine are facing the serious hardships that the war is bringing to them, you may wish to help by donating to the many charities that are providing aid and support.  Click here to donate. Below is information on the different appeals a sample of charities are raising funds for.   Unicef – …

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March 2, 2022
Grow with Payroll Giving – March Diary Dates

Do you know you can support over 200 000 UK registered charities through your salary each month? Did you know Payroll Giving is the tax-free, secure, and flexible way to give to your favourite causes? The answer to those questions is YES! UK Charities love Payroll Giving as they don’t have to invest resources into …

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February 1, 2022
Payroll Giving Week : February Diary Dates

This February we are celebrating Payroll Giving and we want to help you and your teams join in too. Payroll Giving Week – wc 7th of February. Payroll Giving Week happens once a year when Charities, Payroll Giving Agencies, Payroll Funding Organisations and Companies make a special effort to increase the awareness of Payroll Giving. …

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January 31, 2022
What are the benefits to Charities of the Payroll Giving Scheme?

What is Payroll Giving? The Payroll Giving Scheme was set up by the Government 34 years ago and allows staff to donate to any charity or good cause from their gross pay. £132,000,000 was paid to charities and good causes in the UK between 2019 and 2020. (https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/963720/Table_8_-_Payroll_Giving.pdf) Why do Charities love this form of …

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January 3, 2022
January diary dates

For 2022 our theme is Grow the Power of Payroll Giving.  This tax effective, easy, and secure way to give enables your colleagues to give more but it cost them less. We have thousands of powerful stories from UK charities demonstrating how regular payday donations have helped them to provide food and shelter for families, rescue and rehome animals, make breakthroughs …

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January 1, 2022
December Diary Dates

Can you help make a difference this Christmas? For some the festive period is the most difficult time of the year.  Parents unable to feed or buy gifts for their children, pets are abandoned, and old people feel the cold and loneliness more than ever. But this year you could make a difference by donating …

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November 30, 2021
November Diary Dates

Are you ready for this year’s Giving Tuesday event on 30th November?    There are so many ways to support this international day of giving from company-wide events to enabling individuals to donate to their own personal charity with Payroll Giving.   If you didn’t attend our Giving Tuesday webinar on 12th October here is the link …

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November 2, 2021
Meet the team

Jo Wright, Joint CEO How do you achieve success in your role? I have worked in Payroll Giving since 1993, starting as a booking officer and working my way up to working on Business Development and then specialist Payroll Giving projects for charities. This has given me the base from which to develop the strongest, …

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October 11, 2021
October Diary Dates

In October we are focused on attaining Peace of Mind to support World Mental Health Day on 10th October.   The theme for 2021 is “mental health in an unequal world”. The past 18 months has impacted on everyone, some have suffered more than other increasing the demand for the services of mental health charities.  This is an opportunity to raise awareness of mental health issues …

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October 1, 2021
ISO27001:2013 why is it important to us?

Collecting data is what we do! Enabling employees to donate via payroll giving to charities they care about is what we are all about. We first became accredited in 2019, as we found the large organisations we work with, require the proof that data security comes first. Becoming accredited at first can seem overwhelming as …

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September 15, 2021
Keeping the UK Paid: National Payroll Week

Taking place on the 6 – 10 September, National Payroll Week was established to raise the profile and awareness of payroll in the UK. It helps demonstrate the impact the payroll industry has in the UK through the collection of income tax and National Insurance; especially when you consider the £249 billion* paid to the …

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September 5, 2021
International Day of Charity

The International Day of Charity was established with the objective of sensitizing and mobilizing people, NGOs, and stakeholders all around the world to to help others through volunteer and philanthropic activities. The date of 5 September was chosen in order to commemorate the anniversary of the passing away of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who received …

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September 5, 2021
Celebration of Success

It’s been a challenging time for everyone including UK charities and employees. Despite the restrictions and the lack of face to face awareness raising visits to employer premises across the UK, employees have continued to support their chosen charities via payroll. The Payroll Giving Quality Mark is a government-supported accreditation which recognises and rewards organisations …

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August 25, 2021
Selfless Selfie July winner – Joanne Weir

What a month July has been. Record breaking temperatures, relaxation of restrictions and a fantastic response to our Selfless Selfie competition. The variety in the charities supported by our competition entrants highlight the very personal nature of Payroll Giving. We are delighted to announce that our July winner is Joanne Weir from the Northern Ireland …

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August 2, 2021
We are back and ready to fundraise safely.

During the pandemic UK charities have struggled to manage fundraising.  The cancellation of events had a huge impact on income with charities refocussing on Payroll Giving donations.   Employers rose to the challenge and encouraged employees to show their support through their schemes resulting in a massive 6% increase in income from Payroll Giving in the past year.  In monetary terms this is …

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July 19, 2021
2021 Payroll Giving Quality Marks Awarded

We are delighted to have retained our Diamond standard Payroll Giving Quality Mark in 2021 and to see how well our employer partners have done despite the challenges faced by employers over the past year. The Payroll Giving Quality Mark is a government-backed accreditation, rewarding companies offering Payroll Giving with a Quality Mark which they can …

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July 1, 2021
Dates for your diary: Summer Workplace Giving Hub Webinars

Are you a hardworking Reward/ Payroll / Communications or HR professional responsible for your organisation’s charity activities like Payroll Giving, Volunteering and Fundraising?   Would you like to work smarter not harder and reach every employee with your message? Then this is your personal invitation to join us on one of the Workplace Giving Hub webinars …

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July 1, 2021

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