General Healthcare Group launches payroll-giving scheme

General Healthcare Group has launched a workplace payroll- giving scheme for its 10,000 staff.

The healthcare services firm rolled out the scheme last month, enabling staff to give to a charity of their choice tax-effectively, directly from their salaries. Giving to charity in this way can boost donations by up to 40%.

Catherine Ward, HR director, said: “General Healthcare Group looks to have a positive influence on society. We believe people who choose to work in the field of medicine change lives for the better every day, and our employees do a great deal to support a range of charities and community programmes in the UK and abroad.”

The scheme was communicated throughout the company with desk-to-desk visits, giving all employees the opportunity to ask questions individually.

The scheme was provided by Workplace Giving UK.