Lord  Hodgson of Astley Abbotts

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts

Conservative Lord (Robin) Hodgson of Astley Abbotts is the NCVO president since 2007 and chair of the Armed Forces Charities Advisory Committee since 2008.

In August 2010 he was also appointed as chair of the de-regulation task-force by the coalition government and  submitted a report recommending how to make it easier to run a charity.  At the end of 2011 he was appointed by the government to lead its review of the Charities Act 2006.

Lord Hodgson was a member of the Council for Securities Industry from 1980-85, a founder director the Securities and Investment Board from 1985-89, sat on the West Midlands Industrial Development Board 1989-97 and was a director of the Securities and Futures Authority 1993-2001.

He was made a Life Peer (Conservative) in 2000, and as shadow spokesman on Trade and Industry and Home Affairs  from 2002 until 2006, led in particular on the Companies Act 2006 and Charities Act 2006.

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Rosie Chapman, founder, Belinda Pratten and Rosie Chapman Associates

Rosie Chapman ponders how the charity brand can protect itself in the melee of competition for service delivery contracts.

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In July 2012, Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts published his review of the Charities Act 2006. Tania Mason takes a whistlestop tour.

I sometimes wonder who is briefing who. Hodgson uses selective data to try and shore up the Bubb view that the payment of trustees is somehow desirable. My intergenerational research into giving motivations also indicates that few people of any age think paying trustees is a good idea save in very exceptional purposes.

» Lord Hodgson says opposition to payment of trustees is generational

William Shawcross, chair of the Charity Commission. Image by Fergus Burnett.

The new chair of the Charity Commission will have to work hard to demonstrate that he is sufficiently independent of the government, says Tania Mason.


Unshackling good neighbours

Lord Hodgson summarises the recommendations of the Red Tape Task Force.

Lord Robin Hodgson, chair of the Civil Society Red Tape Task Force

We must slash red tape and build public engagement to support small charities, says Lord Hodgson.

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