Peter O’Hara, managing director of Workplace Giving UK, which funds the Geared for Giving Campaign, said MPs were unaware of the tax benefits of giving from pay

Only ten MPs, or 1.5 per cent of the total, donate to charity through payroll giving, despite the government’s pledge to set an example last year, according to figures from the Geared for Giving Campaign.

The campaign, launched in 2008 to encourage more employers to promote payroll giving, obtained the information through a request under the Freedom of Information Act.

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