Patron’s Lunch dampened by charity pay and rain

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16 Jun 2016

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On June 12 2016, The Mall outside Buckingham Palace was flooded with guests from more than 600 charities and organisations that the Queen is patron of to mark her 90th birthday. Sadly, the skies did not favour the event, which also raised questions regarding the state of pay for the workers in the charity sector that were unable to afford the £150-a-head tickets. Research conducted by the Reward division of Croner revealed that charity pay is up to 21% below that of other sectors in London (25% lower outside the capital), which means that charity bosses are having to think more creatively to attract and retain talent. Viv Copeland, Head of Reward at Croner, understands: “With increasing pressure on charities to show how money raised goes directly towards their cause, salary provision is a challenge. One way that charities deal with this is through performance related pay; almost one in five charities offer incentivised salaries and there may be a greater need for this following the implementation of the National Living Wage – a change that has already forced many organisations to reduce and revise their benefits packages. “However, our research also shows that charities do offer some surprising monetary benefits. 27% of participants pay up to four weeks full pay during sickness absence (after one year of service) and 34% also offer an additional paid maternity benefit above the statutory minimum, with an average of 12 weeks leave – findings that suggest resource is there to warrant a pay and grading review or job evaluation exercise.” To find out more about how Croner Reward can assist charities with pay and benefit advice or consultancy work, please call 0844 728 0103 or e-mail reward@croner.co.uk.

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