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Political red faces and Comic Relief red noses

2 Apr 2015 | Ian Allsop

Ian Allsop shames political red faces and embraces charitable red noses.

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David Davison

At a time when many organisations are looking at budgets and considering reducing staff numbers great care needs to be taken when those considered participate in the local government pension scheme, says David Davison.

Social returns

John Tate predicts turbulence in the social-media market and considers the best strategy for charities.

Pay checks

As a self-employed freelancer, Ian Allsop has capped his organisation’s pay ratio at 1:1.

Equity rules: why high charity salaries equal success

Christian Aid has a 6:1 pay ratio policy. Martin Birch believes that moral justice demands it.

It is grotesque to hear that an executive of an anti-poverty charity demands to be paid fives times the UK median wage.

» The CEO's pay must be set by trustees

Noise and nonsense

Former headhunter Douglas Board believes that the problem of excessive pay lies with the private, not the public sector.

Daniela Barone Soares, chief executive of Impetus Trust

The government's recent document on the Big Society Bank makes clear that it will not give out grants. Daniela Barone Soares, chief executive of Impetus Trust, argues that this will limit the Bank's capacity in the sector.

Nurturing our charities in a time of cuts

After losing a grant which provided 12 per cent of its income, June O'Sullivan provides an insight from the Paddington Farm Trust on how the current government regime is affecting its activities.

Put your money where our mouth is

The government has got it wrong by financing the Big Society Bank, says Gordon Hunter; civil society needs grants not loans.

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