"It is [...] an example of the payment of charity employees coming under increasing scrutiny. Many charities in the sector are highly professional entities, delivering critical services; and it is quite right that they pay their staff for the work they do. Study after study shows that those in the charity sector are in fact underpaid compared to those in the private sector. However, where one or two individuals in a charity are getting paid particularly high salaries, trustees must have very clear justifications, as, whether fair or not, it does not sit well with the general public."
Speaking with Civil Society, partner Pippa Garland commented on the recent scrutiny of Jeremy Hunt's charity, highlighting the fact that payment of charity employees is coming under increased scrutiny.
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Pippa is a partner in the charity and social business team. She regularly advises charities, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations on all aspects of charity law. Pippa combines a strong general practice advising on governance, fundraising and trading, mergers and grant making (including overseas), with a particular expertise in philanthropy, where she advises both individuals and businesses on their giving.