Trustees must answer to the public over high chief executive pay, says minister for civil society
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29 Jun 2015 | Alice Sharman

Trustees must do more to give the public confidence in charities, and must make sure charitable donations do not fund "very large" salaries, the minister for civil society said last week.

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