THE ASSOCIATION OF PAYROLL GIVING ORGANISATIONS
The Association of Payroll Giving Organisations (APGO) is a membership organisation and consists of professional experts from the Payroll Giving community.
The Association brings together the members of the Association of Payroll Giving Agencies (APGA) and the Association of Payroll Giving Professional Fundraising Organisations (APGPFO) under one umbrella group. It unites knowledge and experience to support businesses and charities to set up, promote and develop their Payroll Giving schemes within the workplace.
Members of the Association provide a high quality of service to both business and the charity sector working to a strict code of practice. Its membership is made up of the UK’s leading Payroll Giving Agencies (PGA), Professional Fundraising Organisations (PFO) and Donor Monitoring Organisations. (DMO)
Payroll Giving is the most tax effective way for an employee to donate to a charity of their choice. For a higher rate taxpayer, Payroll Giving is the only way that a charity can automatically receive all your tax on your charitable donation. Last year £118 million was raised for the charity sector through the scheme, providing a vital ongoing income stream for thousands of UK registered charities.
Additionally in the 2010/2011 tax year employer matching was worth more than £9.5 million to charities on top of the donations made by employees.
Payroll Giving is 25 years old in 2012.
Prime Minister David Cameron said: 'The amount of money that people give to charities in this country is a testament to the generosity of the British people. Payroll Giving is a great idea because it makes giving easier and a normal part of life.'
Leader of the Opposition Ed Miliband said, ‘Payroll Giving has been a simple and successful way of helping good causes. I’m delighted that it continues to have widespread support and am sure that it will support charities and other good causes for many more years to come.’
Former Chancellor Nigel Lawson said, ‘I am happy to celebrate the fact that tax relief for Payroll Giving, which I introduced as Chancellor, has now reached its 25th birthday.’