Should charities cap salaries at £50,000?

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Half of people say charities shouldn't pay staff more than £50,000. But many Scottish charities do. Who is out of touch? Charities or the public?

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3rd July 2014 by TFN Staff 0 Comments

Should charities cap salaries at £50,000?

Poll results (total votes: 223)

Should charities cap salaries at £50,000?
Answer:
Yes
Votes:
128
Ratio:
57.4%
Answer:
No
Votes:
95
Ratio:
42.6%

More than half of the British public believe it is excessive for charities to pay salaries over £50,000, according to new research.

An NFP Synergy report found the public wants to see donations going straight to those in need and not into the pockets of high-earning staff.

Even Scottish charities often pay more than this for senior staff. With some organisations managing multi-million pound budgets and hundreds of staff, many argue they need to. What do you think? Is the public out of touch with the demands of modern charities or are charities ignoring public opionion at their peril?