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Trustees were paid to review the Halo Trust following CEO's suspension 1

28 Aug 2015 | Alice Sharman

Two trustees at the Halo Trust were paid a combined total of £120,000 to review the charity’s structural, remuneration and governance arrangements following the suspension and eventual resignation of its founder and chief executive.

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