Lord Hodgson

Lord Hodgson appointed official reviewer of Lobbying Act

28 Jan 2015 | Emily Corfe

The government has appointed Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts to conduct a review into how the Lobbying Act is being put into practice.


Lord Hodgson appointed official reviewer of Lobbying Act

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New research aims to increase local giving and social action

Charity sector umbrella body Navca has teamed up with the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research to research ways to increase local giving and support local social action.

Stand and deliver – but for heaven's sake stop meddling

Chairs have a place in charities, says David Philpott, but it shouldn't be in the stationery cupboard counting pens, or debating the cost of electricity.

Tom Flood accepts a Charity Award on behalf of BTCV in 2011

Tom Flood CBE, who will step down as CEO of conservation charity BTCV in July, provides some words of encouragement for a charity sector facing increasingly challenging times.

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The “formalised systems of volunteer management” has been driven by legislation, safeguarding vulnerable adults and health and safety as well as leading umbrella organisation like the NCVO.

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Phillip Blond, director of ResPublica

Phillip Blond, director of ResPublica, has said the absence of a Big Society minister has hampered the Big Society agenda, as such a "big idea needs a personality behind it".

Cathy Ferrier, fundraising and supporter marketing director and deputy chief executive, Oxfam

Prince Harry’s charity Sentebale has announced that Oxfam's fundraising chief Cathy Ferrier will take over from Kedge Martin as chief executive in the spring.

Sam Younger, chief executive of the Charity Commission

Opening a statutory inquiry into a charity will be very much a last resort for the newly-slimmed-down Charity Commission and will be reserved for the most serious of cases such as those involving fraud, terrorist activity, or risk to vulnerable beneficiaries.

Charities poll in gay-friendly employers list

Nacro has reclaimed its crown from Citizens Advice as the most gay-friendly charity to work for.

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