It fills my time when I've done all the job applications.
This is a wonderous spreadsheet
I'm going all the charities listed on FakeCharities, going through their accounts on the Charity Commission website and noting down things like annual income, how much comes from which government departments, staffing costs and how much they pay to their highest paid member of staff.
Its slow going, and I'm not sure what fancy graphs I'll be able to generate, but every so often I find something interesting. I'm not in the business of judging whether the charities are indeed fake or evil, or what have you, I'm just looking for numbers to present so you can make your own judgements.
There's a charity listed called the Equality Challenge Unit, fakecharities.org has this info:-
EQUALITY CHALLENGE UNIT SUPPORTS THE HIGHER EDUCATION SECTOR TO REALISE THE POTENTIAL OF ALL STAFF AND STUDENTS WHATEVER THEIR RACE, GENDER, DISABILITY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, RELIGION AND BELIEF, OR AGE, TO THE BENEFIT OF THOSE INDIVIDUALS, HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS AND SOCIETY.
Equality Challenge Unit covers every aspect of identity politics from the disabled to transexuals. Their website is largely incomprehensible:
Annual income is £1,366,645, of which about 90% comes from the government.
Page 21 of their accounts says they have 12.4 members of staff, the highest paid of whom receives between £110,000 and £120,000 (not excluding pension costs).
That's 8% of the charity's income goes into the pocket of one person.
Almost five times median wage.
Seems like a nice little earner, that's taxpayer's money, mind.