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Number of MPs signed up to payroll giving in December 2016 and the maximum amount being donated
CAS-68570
Disclosure Date:21 Dec 2016
Categories: MPs' PAY AND PENSIONS
Exemptions Applied: None
Request

Please can I be told how many MPs are currently using the payroll giving facility to donate part of their salary to charity.

If possible, can I also be told the maximum monthly amount that is being gifted by an MP.

 

Response

IPSA holds the information that you have requested.

As you may be aware, 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. 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 deductions.

According to our records, at the time of responding 23 MPs are currently signed up to the Give As You Earn programme, although this obviously does not reflect the total number of MPs who may choose to donate to charity. The maximum monthly amount gifted by an MP is £579.00.