Sector urges partial pay disclosure for Scotland

Street fundraisers in Scotland should be required to tell donors that they are paid but not how much, fundraising groups have told the Scottish Government.

The Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 enables Scottish ministers to make regulations governing public collections - including the information and identification fundraisers should provide when soliciting money - after consulting with relevant groups.

The Institute of Fundraising Scotland and the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association have told the Scottish Government that they don't think fundraisers should have to make direct remuneration statements.

"It is not helpful to go into amounts, because people don't understand about four-year returns on investment and lifetime value," said Mick Aldridge, chief executive of the PFRA. The Scottish Parliament will vote on the matter later this month.

The Office of the Third Sector is currently consulting the PFRA, the Institute of Fundraising, the Association of Fundraising Consultants, the Charity Commission and the Fundraising Standards Board on a proposal to make fundraisers in England and Wales disclose their precise salaries (Third Sector, 18 July).

The Charities Act 2006 states that fundraisers must disclose the "notifiable amount" they earn.

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