Civil engineering and construction company JN Bentley has been awarded a National Payroll Giving ‘Silver Award’ for a commitment to promoting payroll giving over the last twelve months.
Payroll Giving is a flexible scheme which allows anyone who pays UK income tax to give regularly and on a tax free basis to charities and good causes of their choice.
The Silver Award recognises JN Bentley as an organisation that is committed to fostering a culture of philanthropy and committed giving in the workplace.
In 2015, our employees contributed £3910 to UK charities through the Payroll Giving Scheme, with many opting to continue to donate through the scheme in 2016.
Payroll Giving is beneficial to the employee because donations are deducted before tax so each £1 donated only costs the employee 80p (or 60p for higher rate tax payers).
It is also beneficial to charities because they receive the total donation including tax without having to reclaim tax at a later date.
This initiative is just one small part of JN Bentley’s wider Corporate Responsibility Programme. In 2015, with the help of our employees, we raised a total of £99,082 for charity.
This included money donated through our “matched fundraising” scheme to support the fundraising efforts of our employees, philanthropic donations made to local, national and international charities and sponsorship of charity and community events around the UK.