Commission and NCVO to create guidance for setting executive pay

The NCVO and Charity Commission are to work together to develop guidance for charities on how they should set executive pay following last week’s media scandal over pay at top charities.

NCVO chief executive Sir Stuart Etherington (pictured) has today written to his counterpart at the Commission, Sam Younger, to suggest the organisations co-develop an advisory code for trustees on how to go about setting remuneration packages for top executives at charities. The Commission has welcomed the proposal.

The move comes less than a week after a scandal erupted following aexposé on the number of executives at aid – and then other – charities, who are paid salaries in excess of £100,000.

It prompted both public disquiet and claims by some Conservative politicians that such charities should be reprimanded or prevented from paying such high packages.

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