The Charity Commission has warned that the payment of large salaries to charity staff could bring the charitable world into disrepute. William Shawcross, the chairman of the Commission said organisations must ask if pay levels are really appropriate given that donations are falling.
Mr Shawcross said: “In these difficult times, when many charities are experiencing shortfalls, trustees should consider whether very high salaries are really appropriate, and fair to both the donors and the taxpayers who fund charities,” he said.
“Disproportionate salaries risk bringing organisations and the wider charitable world into disrepute.”
Charity Watch UK agrees and has previously argued that charity staff are paid too much. However the note of caution from Mr Shawcross must be taken with a pinch of salt as he is paid £50,000 per year for two days work a week.