HMRC research: Employees are donating more money to charity

Figures from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) show that employees taking part in workplace giving schemes are giving more.

During 2010 employees were giving £8 million more than they did the previous year and the average monthly gift also therefore grew from £12.20 in 2009 to £13.19 in 2010/11.†

However, there has been a 1% decrease in the numbers of employees taking part.

Peter O’Hara, managing director of Workplace Giving UK, said: “We know that a number of large employers have, unfortunately, not been able to survive the current economic climate and so, when a large employer goes into liquidation, the hundreds of employees who were donating to charity from pay automatically disappear too.”

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