Charities urged to put top pay online

Charities should post the salaries of their highest-paid employees on their websites in an attempt to improve transparency, according to the founder of a new coalition for small charities.

Patrick Cox, who is also chief executive of the Male Cancer Awareness Campaign, wants organisations that sign up to the new coalition to make their annual reports and other financial details available on the internet.

He hopes that by doing so small charities will lead a revolution in transparency in the sector.

"We have to produce things like the annual report for the Charity Commission anyway, so why shouldn't it be on our websites?" Cox asked. "Those details are going on our charity's website this week. I get the top salary at my charity, which is a grand total of £8,000."

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