Hundreds of boaters responded and more than 95 per cent said that they believed there were too many highly paid bosses in C&RT, less than five per cent of respondents disagreed.
Allan pointed out that C&RT now has nine highly paid executive directors when, in 2012, it only had six, all with remuneration packages ranging from over £100,000 to more than £200,000.
If one assumes that the functions of chief executive and property director have remained largely the same, we now have seven directors carrying out the functions performed by just four directors a few years previously.
Allan pointed out that C&RT was promoted as the new 'National Trust of the Waterways' thus positioning it alongside the National Trust as a charity protecting and maintain historic infrastructure and went on to provide a comparison of number of staff that fall into pay bands above £100,000 for the two charities.
The NT has four times the employees of C&RT. Its income is well over two and a half times that of C&RT and its membership figures, compared to C&RT's, speak for themselves. However, it manages to pay its executives less than C&RT and with its top earner being paid some £40,000 less than C&RT's top earner.