Says Tory minister. What the hell will they come up with next? "People should give one per cent of their salary to charity to give them a better sense of "responsibility", a Conservative minister has suggested. Nick Hurd, the charities minister, said he gives one per cent of his £98,740-a-year salary to charity and "so much could be done with that money" if everyone did the same. In an interview with Spear's Wealth Management Survey, he said that charitable donations ought to be "a social norm" and giving away one per cent seems "fair and right". Mr Hurd said the culture of giving in Britain ought to be more like the one in America, which gives 2.4 per cent of its national income to charity. "I give away 1 per cent of my income every year, which seems fair and right," he told the publication aimed at Britain's richest people. "I have a sense that [giving] is a social norm there, that if youre one of the lucky ones, if youve been successful, there is an expectation that you give back and that youre seen to give back.