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Names of charities that MPs donate to
CAS-33579
Disclosure Date:23 Nov 2015
Categories: MPs' PAY AND PENSIONS
Exemptions Applied: None
Request

Of the MP's that have asked to donate wage rises as suggested by yourselves could you advise per MP who has which charity is to receive the donation?

 

Response

IPSA does not hold the information that you request.

As you will be aware, MPs may choose to donate an amount to charity. This is a personal matter for the MP. There are, of course, many different ways of donating to charity, and we would not necessarily know if an MP was making donations to charity once they have received their salary.

As you note in your request, IPSA can make arrangements for payroll giving through the Charities Aid Foundation’s Give-As-You-Earn programme. Should an MP be interested, they need to complete the Foundation’s ‘Donor Instruction Form’ form on our website www.parliamentarystandards.org.uk. This needs to be signed then posted or emailed to IPSA’s address. Any donations made under this programme will be taken from an MP’s pay before tax but after National Insurance.

Amounts donated via this method are paid by IPSA to the Charities Aid Foundation who are responsible for allocating the amounts to individual charities. As such, IPSA does not hold this information.