Charities to be told to publish full details of top executives' pay

Charities are to be told to publish details of their senior executives’ pay packets prominently on their websites, under new guidance next week. A review of charity executive pay by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations will unveil its new “two clicks to clarity” guidance for charity trustees on Tuesday. The guidance was drawn up by an 18-strong panel of experts after The Telegraph disclosed in a series of reports last year how executive pay had risen sharply at some charities in recent years. The Telegraph disclosed how some charities who worked in the disaster areas were running bonus schemes for staff, while others paid their executives far more than David Cameron. The NCVO guidance is expected to tell larger charities to make extra efforts to ensure donors understand their decisions on pay.