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I was astounded and shocked to read that many senior directors of Britain’s biggest charities are being paid in excess of £100,000 per year and that the chief operating officer of Save the Children takes home a staggering £168,653 per year (your report, 7 August).

Surely there must be hundreds of very capable business managers who could do these jobs successfully for half these huge salaries.

Your leader comment makes the excellent suggestion that all charities should be required to state publicly what proportion of their funds go on staffing, compared with the amount being spent for their charitable ends.

I for one will now donate only to a charity that clearly declares publicly such figures annually.

Ian McLaren

Edinburgh

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