UK Review of Charities Act by Lord Hodgson

July 19, 2012 | By: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Mark Blumberg
Topics: News, Ethics and Canadian Charities

Lord Hodgson has now published the report of his Review, and it has been laid before Parliament.  It is entitled “Trusted and Independent: Giving charity back to charities - Review of the Charities Act 2006”.  There is also a report on “Public perceptions of charity – A report for the Charities Act 2006 review”.  These documents raise a number of interesting issues with respect to the regulation of charities in the UK.

Here is a link to the two reports:

http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/resource-library/trusted-and-independent-giving-charity-back-charities-review-charities-act-2006


One issue that is very controversial is whether payment of trustees should be allowed without the consent of the Charity Commission.  Here is an article discussing that issue:
http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/governance/news/content/13007/sector_leaders_criticise_lord_hodgson_proposals_on_paying_trustees?

Here is Ontario position in terms of paying trustees:
http://www.canadiancharitylaw.ca/index.php/blog/comments/compensation_of_directors_of_charities_in_ontario_-generally_prohibited_wit/

Do you require legal advice with respect to Canadian or Ontario non-profits or charities?

Contact

Charity Lawyer Mark Blumberg

Mark Blumberg is a partner at the law firm of Blumberg Segal LLP in Toronto and works almost exclusively in the areas of non-profit and charity law.

mark@blumbergs.ca
416.361.1982
Download vCard

Connect

Locate

Blumberg Segal LLP
Barristers & Solicitors
#1202 - 390 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5H 2Y2 Canada

Charity Law List

Join Blumbergs' non-profit and charities newsletter
View recent issue: June 2019