Charities are not doing enough to defend themselves over pay, conference hears
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Charities are not doing enough to defend themselves over pay, conference hears

1 Jul 2015 | Alice Sharman

Charities are not doing enough in response to attacks on chief executive pay, a Directory of Social Change conference heard yesterday.

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Charities are not doing enough to defend themselves over pay, conference hears

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