Tuesday, 10 November 2009
RSPCA BOSS ONE OF TOP CHARITY EARNERS
Research seen by The Independent shows that more than 50 charity chief executives received between £100,000 and £210,000 last year. In one case, a charity paid its chief executive nearly £400,000.
Unite, the union which represents 60,000 charity workers, said too many charity bosses were paying themselves more than the Prime Minister's salary of £197,000.
Rachael Maskell, Unite's national officer for the not-for-profit sector, said: "The excessive City pay culture is seeping into the remuneration packages of charity bosses and should be curbed. This is to be deplored, as it corrupts the ethos of the voluntary sector and is an insult to those, often on average incomes, who donate to charity.
*RSPCA: Mark Watts, chief executive, received £105,500 in pay and perks in the year to April 2009.
"I think the general public will be shocked by the scale of the packages that some executives are being awarded. This sector is losing its sense of what real value is."