Stuart Etherington. There should be no executives full stop

No one really knows how the money a charity receives is spent or whether we get value for money. Non of the charities ever give this information. You will get lots of fluffy stuff about helping people in Africa, Building Schools providing water etc but no quantifiable data.

Why do these charities not use local labour most of the work is low skilled. In many cases it seems to be used by students as a free gap year holiday.

Sir Stuart Etherington

No one cares what charity bosses pay themselves. However, we *do* care if any of those charities are given public money. If they are, they're a quango and should be shut down. We already have a state department to provide those services.

If a genuine charity is paying excessive amounts to their officers that's up to donors. The information on charity pay should be transparently available and the donor makes their own choice on that basis.

What this man is really arguing for is the continuation of the status quo without the truth coming out that these organisations are just tax payer funded cop outs to hide the real extent of the obese public sector.

Category: Political Viewing 3174 | Added in August 13, 2013

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  1. avatar Rollo Says:
    August 13, 2013

    Met Sir Stuart a few years ago and he helped me organise a charity event for a major blue-chip brand.

    Top bloke.

    Makes the likes of Sir Stephen Bubb look like the shameless Labour mouthpieces they are and bring charities into disrepute.

  2. avatar Bob Evan Says:
    August 13, 2013

    That makes no sense. Why is a 'blue chip brand' arranging charity events? To give money away? What's the point of the event? To have charities compete for the cash? What use does a 'blue chip brand' have for charity?

    My company gives money away to organisations we support. That's all that need be done: have a poll internally for five charities/organisations to support and give them cash.

    Why are so many of thse charities political? Why are so many actively lobbying government for more money? Why do so many duplicate the work of government departments?

    No, these are not charities. They're quangos.

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