Criticism of charity pay 'extraordinary'
6 August 2013 Last updated at 11:02 BST
Sir Stephen Bubb, head of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, the representative body for leaders of UK charities, has said that comments made by Charity Commission chairman William Shawcross are "deeply unhelpful".
Large salaries paid to charity staff could "bring the charitable world into disrepute", the Charity Commission has warned. The Daily Telegraph reported 30 staff at 14 leading UK foreign aid charities were paid £100,000 or more last year.
Mr Shawcross, who was appointed last year on a £50,000 annual salary to work two days a week, said the commission could not tell charities how much they should pay their executives, but urged them to be cautious
Sir Stephen told Carrie Gracie that the average charity executive earned "significantly less" pro rata than Mr Shawcross.