Charities: Finance

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 15th March 2019.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of (a) a maximum level of funding for the administration and (b) guidance on the pay structure of charitable organisations to ensure that an adequate level of funding is allocated to their charitable causes.

Photo of Mims Davies Mims Davies Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Under charity law, a charity’s trustees have a legal duty to act in the best interests of the charity and its beneficiaries. This is a cornerstone of charities' independence.

Charity trustees need to consider a number of factors, including securing value for money for the charity, and the impact of their decisions on public trust.

Charities should be transparent about their administration costs, including executive pay, so that members of the public can decide whether or not they want to support the charity.

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