High salaries are the exception rather than the rule in the charitable sector, but media coverage begs to differ, while avoiding factors such as the exceptional scale of some organisations. 

Figures show that there are around 2000 charities with annual budgets in excess of £10 million, some 60 of which spend over£100 million a year; financial information alone does not describe the complexity of their workloads. Are higher salaries really excessive for such responsibilities?

  • Read John Mohan's full analysis for more detail.
  • On 17 December 2013, TSRC’s written evidence on the issue was considered by the parliamentaryPublic Administration Select Committee.The full submission document can be downloaded here(PDF).
  • Third Sector Magazinecoverage of TSRC’s work with NCVO on high pay in charities.