The government plans to conduct a full public consultation into payroll giving later this year, once the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme is up and running.

HM Treasury wrote to all payroll giving agencies last week announcing that the consultation would launch before the end of the year to explore how payroll giving might be made more effective and efficient.

Charities Aid Foundation, which runs Give As You Earn, the biggest payroll giving scheme in the UK, told that it recently hosted a meeting of payroll giving agencies to discuss ways of working together to reform the system to make it easier and more attractive to businesses, employees and charities across the country.