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  • Royal Mail Group
    10 July 2017
    Royal Mail marks 30 years of Payroll Giving with a postmark
Royal Mail is honouring 30 years of payroll giving with a special postmark. 
Launched in 1987, payroll giving allows employees to give to charity straight from their wages or pension without paying tax on it. Over the last three decades, the scheme has raised over £2 billion for good causes.
Royal Mail was one of the first companies to provide a payroll giving scheme for its employees. Over the years, Royal Mail employees have raised over £58 million supporting over 1,400 charities.
The postmark – which says ‘Royal Mail proudly supports 30 years of Payroll Giving’ - will appear on millions of items of UK stamped mail nationwide. It will land on doorsteps between Monday 10 and Saturday 15 July 2017.
  • Royal Mail is honouring 30 years of payroll giving with a special postmark. 
  • Launched in 1987, payroll giving allows employees to give to charity straight from their wages or pension without paying tax on it. Over the last three decades, the scheme has raised over £2 billion for good causes.
  • Royal Mail was one of the first companies to provide a payroll giving scheme for its employees. Over the years, Royal Mail employees have raised over £58 million supporting over 1,400 charities.
  • The postmark – which says ‘Royal Mail proudly supports 30 years of Payroll Giving’ - will appear on millions of items of UK stamped mail nationwide. It will land on doorsteps between Monday 10 and Saturday 15 July 2017.
 
Royal Mail is honouring 30 years of payroll giving with a special postmark. The postmark – which says ‘Royal Mail proudly supports 30 years of Payroll Giving’ - will appear on millions of items of UK stamped mail nationwide. It will land on doorsteps between Monday 10 and Saturday 15 July 2017.
 
Launched in 1987, payroll giving allows employees to give to charity straight from their wages or pension without paying tax on it. Over the last three decades, the scheme has raised over £2 billion for good causes. Last year payroll givers donated more than £130 million.
 
Panikos Efthimiou, chair of the Association of Payroll Giving Organisations said: “On behalf of the Association of Payroll Giving Organisations I would like to thank the Royal Mail Group for recognising and celebrating the 30th anniversary of payroll giving in such a very special way. Donations from payroll giving have made a significant contribution to the charity sector over the years which have made a genuine difference to a multitude of good causes. Royal Mail Group has been at the forefront of promoting payroll giving amongst its staff right from the start, for which they should be congratulated. “
 
Royal Mail was one of the first companies to provide a payroll giving scheme for its employees. Over the years, employees have raised over £58 million supporting over 1,400 charities.
 
Lily Heinemann, Head of Corporate Responsibility & Community Investment at Royal Mail, said: “We are really pleased to be marking the 30th anniversary of payroll giving with a postmark. 
 
Our employees are incredibly supportive of payroll giving, raising over £58 million over the last three decades. Last year alone saw more than 20 per cent of our employees give through the scheme contributing more than £2.4 million for good causes.
 
We hope that the postmark continues to raise awareness and encourages other employers to offer this scheme to their own employees.”
 
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Notes to editors
Royal Mail plc is the parent company of Royal Mail Group Limited, the leading provider of postal and delivery services in the UK and the UK’s designated universal postal service provider. UK Parcels, International and Letters (“UKPIL”) comprises the company’s UK and international parcels and letters delivery businesses operating under the “Royal Mail” and “Parcelforce Worldwide” brands. Through the Royal Mail Core Network, the company delivers a one-price-goes-anywhere service on a range of parcels and letters products. Royal Mail has the capability to deliver to more than 30 million addresses in the UK, six days a week (excluding UK public holidays). Parcelforce Worldwide operates a separate UK network which collects and delivers express parcels. Royal Mail also owns General Logistics Systems (GLS) which operates one of the largest ground-based, deferred parcel delivery networks in Europe.