Peter Vicary-Smith, chief executive of Which

Which? spent almost 7 per cent of its income on senior pay 1

31 Oct 2014 | Finance | Kirsty Weakley

Consumers charity Which? spent just under 7 per cent of its total income on senior staff salaries, with its chief executive earning up to £340,000, according to its recently published annual accounts.


Which? spent almost 7 per cent of its income on senior pay

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This is the third instalment in a charity ‘soap’ written by Shirley Otto, governance specialist.

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