Executives at Save the Children, one of Britain’s best-known charities, shared bonuses worth more than £160,000 last year, The Telegraph can disclose.
Performance-related pay for executives at the charity rose by more than a third on the year before and will fuel concern about boardroom pay at the UK’s aid charities.
Details of the bonuses emerged after The Telegraph disclosed a significant rise in the number of top executives at aid charities who were paid more than £100,000 a year, despite a fall in donations and revenues in many cases.
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My own view on this issue is that the most important thing is that organisations are transparent about how they use the money which is donated to them. The individual can then make an informed decision whether they want to donate or not. The donor needs to take responsibility for their decision and must satisfy themselves that all is above board.