Plumbers merchant chain Wolseley UK – parent company of Plumb and Parts Center, bcg, Drain and Pipe Center and Burdens – has received a Silver Payroll Giving Quality Mark from the Charities Aid Foundation.
The award recognises Wolseley UK’s efforts in encouraging more than 300 of its employees to donate part of their pay to charity.
Payroll Giving allows anyone who pays UK income tax to donate regularly and on a tax-free basis to a charity of their choice. All donations are deducted from an employee’s salary before tax so each £1 donated actually only costs 80p, and for higher rate tax payers it only costs 60p.
In order to obtain CAF silver accreditation, companies are required to have at least five per cent of its staff taking part in the scheme.