Charity staff paid 7% less per hour on average than workers in the rest of the economy

Charity staff in the UK are paid 7% less per hour on average than workers in other sectors, according to new research. For the first time, new analysis for the Law Family Commission on Civil Societ has quantified the size of the pay gap that has long been recognised between the charity sector and the rest of the economy. The study, carried out by Pro Bono Economics, found that charity sector employees were collectively paid an estimated £1.5 billion less than their counterparts in other sectors in 2019. Meanwhile, recent…

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Business support for small charities a ’rounding error’, averaging just £450

The average business in England contributes just over £450 worth of support to small charities and community groups each year, according to a new study. Research conducted for the Law Family Commission on Civil Society shows that businesses donated services and funds worth an estimated £2.4billion in 2019 to small charities and community groups – equating to around 0.06% of private sector turnover. This includes £1.9bn in financial donations and around £474million worth of pro bono support such as legal services, in-kind donations such as the use of office space…

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