The decision comes as the Cabinet Office considers sector views on its consultation on the future of UK payroll giving. The institute can now begin the process of awarding Quality Marks to thousands of workplaces engaged in payroll giving. It also means that the National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards will go ahead later this year, and we’ll be announcing the details shortly.
The institute is keen to improve the connection between charities and business and we’re looking forward to seeing payroll giving agencies supporting more companies to achieve a platinum quality mark, recognising the very highest standards in payroll giving. Payroll giving contributed £118m to charity in 2011/12, and continuing the awards will help that amount to grow further.
Making the announcement, civil society minister Nick Hurd said the awards celebrated the outstanding work being done. They were also welcomed by Panikos Efthimiou, chair of the Association of Payroll Giving Organisations. He said: "This decision sends a positive message to employers that the Quality Mark remains a relevant incentive to support more of their employees to give regularly to charity."
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