Charities Urged To Look At Salaries Paid To Leaders

A charities regulator has warned that the industry risks falling into "disrepute" over the large salaries paid to some organisations staff.

It follows a report by the Daily Telegraph that found salaries of £100,000 or more were paid to some 30 staff at 14 leading UK foreign aid charities last year.

This lead Charity Commission chairman William Shawcross to question whether such paycheck were "really appropriate".

Mr Shawcross, who according to the BBC earns £50,000 a year for his two-days-a-week role with the regulator, called on charities to question if such high salaries where appropriate in the current financial enviroment, which has seen donations fall off.

Adding that, "Disproportionate salaries risk bringing organisations and the wider charitable world into disrepute."

A chairty leaders organisation however, said that the salaries were in line with similar positions in other sectors.


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