RNLI - Amazon will donate  5% of sales to the RNLI.
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RNLI - Amazon will donate 5% of sales to the RNLI.

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Found 30th Apr 2015
I noticed that the RNLI are running their Mayday event and remembered that there was a posting a few years ago on here with a referral link that gave 5% of sales to the RNLI so thought I would repost:

rnli.org/how…spx

They are a great charity and deserve all the support they can get.

Here's bloodnok's original posting, though it is marked as expired?
hotukdeals.com/tag/dea…354

This is my first posting, so let me know if I need to update anything.

Edit:
Have noticed there is also the same for Macmillan

shop.macmillan.org.uk/ama…tml

35 Comments

Whilst the RNLI is a worthwhile charity @ ground level, you may want to read this:

Chief Executive salary

The RNLI is committed to a fair and appropriate reward policy for all staff, from the Chief Executive down.

We have disclosed the Chief Executive's salary data for many years in our Annual Report, meeting the Charity Commission's standards, confident in the knowledge that our pay structures are fair and appropriate to a world-class search and rescue organisation and charity, whose volunteers and staff have been saving lives around the UK and Ireland since 1824.

We feel people deserve to understand fully how their generous donations are used, including why the RNLI pays what it does to the Chief Executive.

The table below spells out the Chief Executive's total package for 2013.
​ Total​ ​Total Salary​ Bonus ​* ​Other **
​2013 ​£137,833 ​100% ​97% ​N/A ​3%

* The bonus scheme was ended in 2010.
** Other = car benefit

In addition to the above, Mr Boissier participated in the standard RNLI pension scheme for which he funded an 8% contribution from his salary, matched by a 16% employer’s contribution. This scheme is available to all RNLI employees. Mr Boissier withdrew from the scheme at the end of February 2014.

The RNLI has worked hard to ensure reward for all staff is fair and appropriate, benchmarking against the charity and commercial sectors. Our priority is to attract the best candidates and get the right person in the right role at all levels of the RNLI.

A review of executive salaries has taken place over the last few years, resulting in the removal of bonus payments for the Executive Team in 2010.


Not voted either way.
Edited by: "readingbrown99" 30th Apr 2015

readingbrown99

Whilst the RNLI is a worthwhile charity @ ground level, you may want to … Whilst the RNLI is a worthwhile charity @ ground level, you may want to read this:Chief Executive salaryThe RNLI is committed to a fair and appropriate reward policy for all staff, from the Chief Executive down.We have disclosed the Chief Executive's salary data for many years in our Annual Report, meeting the Charity Commission's standards, confident in the knowledge that our pay structures are fair and appropriate to a world-class search and rescue organisation and charity, whose volunteers and staff have been saving lives around the UK and Ireland since 1824.We feel people deserve to understand fully how their generous donations are used, including why the RNLI pays what it does to the Chief Executive.The table below spells out the Chief Executive's total package for 2013. ​ Total​ ​Total Salary​ Bonus ​* ​Other **​2013 ​£137,833 ​100% ​97% ​N/A ​3%* The bonus scheme was ended in 2010.** Other = car benefitIn addition to the above, Mr Boissier participated in the standard RNLI pension scheme for which he funded an 8% contribution from his salary, matched by a 16% employer’s contribution. This scheme is available to all RNLI employees. Mr Boissier withdrew from the scheme at the end of February 2014.The RNLI has worked hard to ensure reward for all staff is fair and appropriate, benchmarking against the charity and commercial sectors. Our priority is to attract the best candidates and get the right person in the right role at all levels of the RNLI. A review of executive salaries has taken place over the last few years, resulting in the removal of bonus payments for the Executive Team in 2010. Not voted either way.




no different to any charity, even down to charity shop managers some of them are on more money than normal high street shop manager and don't forget charity shops have a lot to do with the death of the high street as they push up rents and don't pay business rates.....now look what you started

eslick

no different to any charity, even down to charity shop managers some of … no different to any charity, even down to charity shop managers some of them are on more money than normal high street shop manager and don't forget charity shops have a lot to do with the death of the high street as they push up rents and don't pay business rates.....now look what you started



Not trying to start anything in particular, but as you rightly state most charities pay their staff. Far better to support a local charity where the officers don't take a salary. No offence intended.

To be quite honest if I was on a sinking boat in the North Sea, I don't think I'd be too worried about the Chief Executives remuneration package, as the lifeboat appeared over the horizon.

More importantly it's relatively low for a charity the size of the RNLI, whether that's reasonable or not, I guess it's a personal opinion, but it is quite low when compared against the salaries of similar roles within local authorities etc.

mike

Voted hot - a very worthwhile cause. Living in Devon I have witnessed firsthand the RNLI in action -they provide a vital service.

Voted hot!
I live in Penzance, Cornwall and in 1981 8 lifeboat men were killed at sea from our lifeboat house.
read more here en.m.wikipedia.org/wik…ter

Normally I prefer donating to local causes but these people put themselves in harm's way to save lives. One of the few worthy causes to support

readingbrown99

Whilst the RNLI is a worthwhile charity @ ground level, you may want to … Whilst the RNLI is a worthwhile charity @ ground level, you may want to read this:Chief Executive salaryThe RNLI is committed to a fair and appropriate reward policy for all staff, from the Chief Executive down.We have disclosed the Chief Executive's salary data for many years in our Annual Report, meeting the Charity Commission's standards, confident in the knowledge that our pay structures are fair and appropriate to a world-class search and rescue organisation and charity, whose volunteers and staff have been saving lives around the UK and Ireland since 1824.We feel people deserve to understand fully how their generous donations are used, including why the RNLI pays what it does to the Chief Executive.The table below spells out the Chief Executive's total package for 2013. ​ Total​ ​Total Salary​ Bonus ​* ​Other **​2013 ​£137,833 ​100% ​97% ​N/A ​3%* The bonus scheme was ended in 2010.** Other = car benefitIn addition to the above, Mr Boissier participated in the standard RNLI pension scheme for which he funded an 8% contribution from his salary, matched by a 16% employer’s contribution. This scheme is available to all RNLI employees. Mr Boissier withdrew from the scheme at the end of February 2014.The RNLI has worked hard to ensure reward for all staff is fair and appropriate, benchmarking against the charity and commercial sectors. Our priority is to attract the best candidates and get the right person in the right role at all levels of the RNLI. A review of executive salaries has taken place over the last few years, resulting in the removal of bonus payments for the Executive Team in 2010. Not voted either way.


It's just like people who moan about MP wages, these kind of people can easily step into businesses and get paid even higher, unfortunately, the kind of people that work hard enough to become experienced and knowledgable enough in these areas aren't the kind of people that will work for nothing.

I have friends in the Lifeboat who give up their free time to help others locally so I always use this link. Heat added.

Good luck getting any referral bonus to go anywhere but HUKD after clicking a few "Get Deal" links

Everyone should save the RNLI website link in their favourites and try to remember to use it during amazon purchases. Living by the sea, I see this as a very worthy cause.

Hopefully, amazon uk will be paying considerably more corporation tax very soon. They want to do business here, they should pay for that right.

Rant over. Voted hot for link. Very worthwhile

This is very good, of course, and a noble cause. However, I would like a statement from either Amazon or the RNLI stating the turnover received from clicking this link. I really don't know if any money has been received by the RNLI from Amazon. It's down to blind trust at the moment.

Pay peanuts: you get monkeys.

Entirely reasonable compensation, given that it is likely below market for this individual.

Vote hot.

wixster

It's just like people who moan about MP wages, these kind of people can … It's just like people who moan about MP wages, these kind of people can easily step into businesses and get paid even higher, unfortunately, the kind of people that work hard enough to become experienced and knowledgable enough in these areas aren't the kind of people that will work for nothing.


Original Poster

Given the debate about the Chief Executive pay, I thought I'd see who he is.

en.wikipedia.org/wik…%29

Sounds like a pretty suitable senior person for running a not for profit maritime organisation - I don't think people join the Navy for the money and I suspect you don't join the RNLI for the money either!

The RNLI should be funded by holidaymakers who are thick (charge them to use the beach).

Year after year it's seems that most of the call outs I hear about at my local seaside resorts are from stupid people who choose ignore the MASSIVE signs saying quick sand and deep mud and then find themselves in trouble or dead.

Edited by: "Biggunspaul" 30th Apr 2015

I really don't understand the problem with senior management in charitable organisations receiving compensation, I'd rather have capable people in charge of all that money.

matedodgy

This is very good, of course, and a noble cause. However, I would like a … This is very good, of course, and a noble cause. However, I would like a statement from either Amazon or the RNLI stating the turnover received from clicking this link. I really don't know if any money has been received by the RNLI from Amazon. It's down to blind trust at the moment.



Does it matter? worth trying anyway as you pay the same for the product regardless

What's hot about this?

Worth a couple of seconds to donate to worthy cause. Pity the Government wouldn't pay for worthwhile causes like RNLI instead of wasting money on foreign aid.

Peragon

Worth a couple of seconds to donate to worthy cause. Pity the Government … Worth a couple of seconds to donate to worthy cause. Pity the Government wouldn't pay for worthwhile causes like RNLI instead of wasting money on foreign aid.



Yep, it was a choice between the two, do we tick the box Foreign Aid or do we tick the box RNLI.

Duuuuuhhhhh

agnostic

What's hot about this?



In a nutshell - it's a good cause, the RNLI save lives on a daily basis I like many others have witnessed them in action - RNLI rely on donations and you can help just by ordering as through the link - for every purchase Amazon will donate a minimum of 5% of the value of all orders to the RNLI (Remember to use the link so it registers it)

It doesn't cost you anything but a different click on your computer - the difference is that click can go towards helping to save lives so you can feel good while you buy yourself something

readingbrown99

Whilst the RNLI is a worthwhile charity @ ground level, you may want to … Whilst the RNLI is a worthwhile charity @ ground level, you may want to read this:Chief Executive salaryThe RNLI is committed to a fair and appropriate reward policy for all staff, from the Chief Executive down.We have disclosed the Chief Executive's salary data for many years in our Annual Report, meeting the Charity Commission's standards, confident in the knowledge that our pay structures are fair and appropriate to a world-class search and rescue organisation and charity, whose volunteers and staff have been saving lives around the UK and Ireland since 1824.We feel people deserve to understand fully how their generous donations are used, including why the RNLI pays what it does to the Chief Executive.The table below spells out the Chief Executive's total package for 2013. ​ Total​ ​Total Salary​ Bonus ​* ​Other **​2013 ​£137,833 ​100% ​97% ​N/A ​3%* The bonus scheme was ended in 2010.** Other = car benefitIn addition to the above, Mr Boissier participated in the standard RNLI pension scheme for which he funded an 8% contribution from his salary, matched by a 16% employer’s contribution. This scheme is available to all RNLI employees. Mr Boissier withdrew from the scheme at the end of February 2014.The RNLI has worked hard to ensure reward for all staff is fair and appropriate, benchmarking against the charity and commercial sectors. Our priority is to attract the best candidates and get the right person in the right role at all levels of the RNLI. A review of executive salaries has taken place over the last few years, resulting in the removal of bonus payments for the Executive Team in 2010. Not voted either way.


The Chief Executive of the NSPCC pockets £170,000 a year, the one for Cancer research gets well over this amount. I personally think these big charities are a sham and people are misled to where their money goes - I never donate directly to them. Still, if this just involves a click of a referral link when Quidco/TCB isn't available, a portion of which goes to saving lives on the coast, then why not.

Grazz0r

The Chief Executive of the NSPCC pockets £170,000 a year, the one for … The Chief Executive of the NSPCC pockets £170,000 a year, the one for Cancer research gets well over this amount. I personally think these big charities are a sham and people are misled to where their money goes - I never donate directly to them. Still, if this just involves a click of a referral link when Quidco/TCB isn't available, a portion of which goes to saving lives on the coast, then why not.



The CEO of Poundland took home around £1.6 million last year. Perspective and all that. Also people aren't misled in the slightest - just need to look on the Charity Commission website to find out how much charities spend on their work vs costs/salaries etc.

Before everyone gets all misty-eyed at Amazon's philanthropy, remember they'd be able to save many more lives if they actually stopped dodging tax and helped provide an extra few billion pounds of funding for the NHS etc. But that wouldn't get them the same good publicity, would it - they'd just be doing what any reputable company already does without making a song and dance about it...

BlackNWhite

Before everyone gets all misty-eyed at Amazon's philanthropy, remember … Before everyone gets all misty-eyed at Amazon's philanthropy, remember they'd be able to save many more lives if they actually stopped dodging tax and helped provide an extra few billion pounds of funding for the NHS etc. But that wouldn't get them the same good publicity, would it - they'd just be doing what any reputable company already does without making a song and dance about it...



Exactly, this gimmick albeit worthwhile shouldn't disguise the fact they should be paying their taxes first and foremost.

Personally, I'd quite like Amazon to donate 5% to HMRC's coffers. Their tax avoidance is scandalous.

Thanks for the reminder. Used to use the link all the time but had forgotten about it. Great cause and no extra cost to the consumer so nothing to lose and lives to gain!

rohitmkiller

Does it matter? worth trying anyway as you pay the same for the product … Does it matter? worth trying anyway as you pay the same for the product regardless



rohitmkiller

Does it matter? worth trying anyway as you pay the same for the product … Does it matter? worth trying anyway as you pay the same for the product regardless



Yes, it's the most fundamental question. It is interesting to see that this post has received so much heat. But we have no proof that the shopping links give any revenue to the charity. This may effect charitable income. For example, if a person chooses to only donate to RNLI via the shopping link, that person may think they have already supported RNLI and not give any further direct contribution to the charity. This will directly effect the RNLI's income. I mean how many times have TCB or Quidco links failed to deliver the cashback? Links don't always work so I'd like to know how much revenue is paid from Amazon to RNLI.

Original Poster

I think if you disagree with the idea of Amazon etc, don't shop there.
If you are planning to buy something from Amazon anyway, then use the link!

As an aside, Tesco's in the good years had an operating profit margin of 6% or so. Amazon is giving away 5% so they are effectively giving up their profit - though they don't make any anyway - that is a different matter... Not sure what would happen if everyone in the UK used the link!

xenophon

Exactly, this gimmick albeit worthwhile shouldn't disguise the fact they … Exactly, this gimmick albeit worthwhile shouldn't disguise the fact they should be paying their taxes first and foremost.



Fine - if you don't mind prices being higher. Given that you're on this site, I suspect you like prices to be low.

UKougar

Fine - if you don't mind prices being higher. Given that you're on this … Fine - if you don't mind prices being higher. Given that you're on this site, I suspect you like prices to be low.



To imply that if Amazon paid their rightful amount of tax their prices would be higher is a cop-out. Just imagine if all companies used that excuse, the country as a whole would be poorer.

an ex ditched me (sic) for a Lifeboatman so no - sod off...

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mjbuckhurst

To be quite honest if I was on a sinking boat in the North Sea, I don't … To be quite honest if I was on a sinking boat in the North Sea, I don't think I'd be too worried about the Chief Executives remuneration package, as the lifeboat appeared over the horizon.More importantly it's relatively low for a charity the size of the RNLI, whether that's reasonable or not, I guess it's a personal opinion, but it is quite low when compared against the salaries of similar roles within local authorities etc.mike


Absolutely agree. As chief exec salaries go that's very reasonable, for an organisation the size of the RNLI

The Chief executives salary can be defended but they do waste a lot of money needlessly.
When I see people rattling their collecting tins in the street I always think of their plush offices in Cardiff Bay and the number of car park spaces they pay for there that are mostly left empty. Then you get onto bigger wastes like paying for a shore line member to have a private hip replacement operation.
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