Government responds to recommendations on Charities Act review

The government has published its response to the Hodgson review of the Charities Act 2006 and the Public Administration Select Committee’s post-legislative scrutiny report.

Civil Society Media has done a “two-minute summary of key changes” at http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/governance/blogs/content/16026/ – recommended read. There are further articles on finance matters, including the rejection of trustee remuneration measures, http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/finance/news/content/16017/, on not going for an attempt to define public benefit in legislation at http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/finance/news/content/16015/ and continuing with self-regulation of fundraising, at least for now, http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/fundraising/news/content/16014/.

See the official government response “to recommendations on the legal framework for charities”.

A couple of sector reactions and comments: Charity Finance Group, and local sector support body NAVCA on victories for smaller charities http://www.navca.org.uk/news/view-article/victory-for-smaller-charities.