Lord  Hodgson of Astley Abbotts

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts

Conservative Lord (Robin) Hodgson of Astley Abbotts was the NCVO president from 2007 to 2012 and has been chair of the Armed Forces Charities Advisory Committee since 2008.

In August 2010 he was appointed to chair the de-regulation taskforce by the coalition government and submitted a report - Unshackling Good Neighbours - recommending how to make it easier to run a charity.

At the end of 2011 he was appointed by the government to lead the statutory review of the Charities Act 2006.  His Report entitled Trusted but Independent - Giving Charity Back to Charities was published in July 2012.

In February 2015 he was appointed by the government to conduct the statutory review of third party campaigning in the Transparency in Lobbying Act 2014.  His report entitled Third Party Election Campaigning - Getting the Balance Right was published in March 2016.

Lord Hodgson was a member of the Council for the Securities Industry from 1980 to 1985, a founder director of the Securities and Investment Board from 1985 to 1989, sat on the West Midlands Industrial Development Board 1989 to 1997 and was a director of the Securities and Futures Authority 1993-2001.  He has extensive commercial experience and remains a director of a number of companies.

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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Is independent examination working?

Gareth Morgan runs the rule over the independent examination regime. Is it fit for purpose?

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Ann Phillips examines the enduring appeal of royal charter charities.

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.

Hodgson's choices: Charities Act 2006 review

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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