The Hodgson Review

The Conservative peer Lord Hodgson has been conducting a review of the 2006 Charities Act. Find out about the wide-ranging reforms proposed by his review.

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Nick Hurd

Nick Hurd says no to trustee payment at will by large charities

Decision by Minister for Civil Society comes in interim response to Lord Hodgson's review of the Charities Act 2006; most other proposals get green or amber lights

Lord Hodgson

Lord Hodgson 'satisfied' with government's response to his Charities Act review

Peer says he expected strong opposition to trustee payment, the only one of 11 major recommendations to be rejected

MPs 'have talked about curbing independence of Charity Commission'

MPs 'have talked about curbing independence of Charity Commission'

MP Charlie Elphicke tells Public Administration Select Committee that the decision not to grant a Brethren congregation charitable status has made parliament a laughing stock

Charity Commission

Charity Commission still considering charging charities for their own regulation, chair tells MPs

William Shawcross says the idea could help the commission to be properly funded but admits it would face resistance from charities

Face-to-face fundraising

Nick Hurd says there should eventually be a statutory licensing scheme for face-to-face

Civil society minister tells committee of MPs that in the meantime he supports self-regulation 'with the hint of a big stick behind it'

Deadline for excepted charities to register with Charity Commission extended to 2014

Deadline for excepted charities to register with Charity Commission extended to 2014

Excepted organisations, such as those connected with some Christian churches, will no longer have to register before 1 October this year

Nick Hurd

There should be no automatic right to pay trustees, say seven sector bodies

Organisations including the NCVO, the IoF and Navca have written to charities minister Nick Hurd to oppose Lord Hodgson's recommendation

Lord Hodgson

Transparency is key to increasing public confidence in charities, Lord Hodgson says

Conservative peer speaks at the launch of his review of the Charities Act 2006

Ralph Michell

Acevo backs Hodgson's recommendation to fine charities that file their accounts late

Ralph Michell, director of policy at Acevo, says it would urge that proceeds of the fines go to the Charity Commission

Charity collection bags

Abolition of national exemption orders on doorstep collections could cost sector millions, charities warn

Lord Hodgson's proposal in his Charities Act review faces criticism from the British Red Cross and the British Heart Foundation

Houses of Parliament

Charitable incorporated organisation legal form to go live in the autumn, Lord Hodgson reveals

Secondary legislation for CIOs is about to go before parliament, peer says in his review of the Charities Act 2006


'UK should act to become the world leader in social investment'

Lord Hodgson's law review says that HM Revenue and Customs should provide clear guidance on the different types of social investment

Sam Younger

Charity Commission fears Hodgson's registration proposals would reduce transparency

Chief executive Sam Younger tells Public Administration Select Committee he is wary of raising the annual income threshold for mandatory registration of charities


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