New Platinum Quality Mark


Employers can achieve a new top level of Payroll Giving Quality Mark Award from April 2012. The Platinum Quality Mark will be additional recognition from the charity sector and Government for those employers which go the extra mile to increase take up of Payroll Giving in their companies.

Employers must have previously achieved and held a Gold Quality Mark Award for at least one year prior to applying for a Platinum Quality Mark Award in 2012.

Three further criteria out of a list of ten need to be fulfilled, which include:

  • Either achieved an overall employee sign-up to Payroll Giving of 20%,or increased employee take-up from the previous year by a minimum of 10%
  • Increased existing donations (through demonstrable promotion) by a minimum of 10%
  • Matched employee contributions by a minimum of 10%
  • Actively encouraged pensioners (past employees) to continue to use Payroll Giving;
  • Used volunteers or past employees to promote Payroll Giving to current staff
  • Provided evidence of an active promotion that encouraged clients and customers to use Payroll Giving
  • Introduced (and signed-up) a minimum of five new employers to Payroll Giving (evidenced through relevant PGAs)
  • Publically demonstrated commitment to Payroll Giving through use of the Payroll Giving and Quality Mark logos on letterhead, websites and other promotional materials
  • Demonstrated effective use of the induction and/or review process to introduce staff to Payroll Giving
  • Signed-up to the public register of employers offering Payroll Giving to their staff - available on

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