The future for charity law and regulation: independence, transparency and fundraising

BWB’s Julian Blake is scheduled to speak at this event, which aims to assess the next steps for the future of charity law. It is scheduled to take place after the Government’s full response to Lord Hodgson’s review of the Charities Act and as the Law Commission begins its review of Charity Law. It also follows the Public Administration Select Committee’s report on the role of the Charity Commission and “public benefit”, which recommended limiting the Charity Commission’s activities and redefining the criteria for charitable status.

Dates & Times

September 9, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Delegates at this seminar will examine how Lord Hodgson's recommendations should be implemented in areas such as deregulation and improving transparency. Planned topics for discussion also include how charities should attract appropriate trustees, as well as proposed changes to the functions of regulatory bodies and the governance of face to face fundraising.

Further sessions will bring out latest thinking on the independence of the sector, the provision of public services by charities and financial strategies for charities to maintain both their independence and public trust.


Nick Starkey, Deputy Director, Office for Civil Society, Cabinet Office; Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, former Lead, Charities Act Review; Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick, Global Head of Corporate Citizenship, KPMG and Sam Younger, Chief Executive, Charity Commission have agreed to deliver keynote addresses at this seminar.

Other speakers include Julian Blake, Partner, Bates Wells & Braithwaite; Nick Brooks, Head, Not for Profit Sector Group, Kingston Smith and Chair, Charities and Voluntary Sector Group, ICAEW; Elizabeth Chamberlain, Senior Policy Officer, National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO); Neil Cleeveley, Director of Policy and Communications, NAVCA (National Association for Voluntary and Community Action); Sarah Hodgkinson, Chief Executive, Getting on Board; Kalvinder Kohli, Senior Service Manager, Strategy Policy and Commissioning, Birmingham City Council; Peter Lewis, Chief Executive, Institute of Fundraising; Alistair McLean, Chief Executive, Fundraising Standards Board and Jane Tully, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Charity Finance Group have also agreed to speak.

Baroness Barker, Vice-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Complex Needs and Dual Diagnosis and Baroness Thornton, Shadow Minister for Equalities have kindly agreed to chair at this event.


£190 plus VAT


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