Government response to Charities Act review

The government has given an interim response to Lord Hodgson’s review of the Charities Act.

As quoted by The Guardian, a Cabinet Office spokesperson said:

“We propose to accept most of Lord Hodgson’s recommendations, however some of his proposals such as changes to the registration threshold or Charity Commission charging will require further analysis. We have listened to the sector and therefore won’t accept a small number of recommendations, for example the recommendation to allow large charities to pay their trustees (without Charity Commission permission), or the abolition of national exemption orders for house to house charity collections.”

Guardian article, Civil Society Media has a little more at http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/governance/news/content/13975/.

Volunteering England welcomed the news on trustee payments, and Charity Finance Group gave a more detailed welcome to the government response.

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