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Lord Hodgson’s findings will go before MPs next Monday

Report based on review of the Charities Act 2006, carried out by the Tory peer, has taken eight months to prepareClick here to find out more!

The findings of Lord Hodgson’s review of the Charities Act 2006 will be presented to parliament next Monday.

The Conservative peer has spent the past eight months reviewing the act, which stipulated that somebody should be appointed to review it within five years of it being passed.

A spokeswoman for the Office for Civil Society said the report would be submitted to parliament on 16 July, a day before members of the House of Commons rise for their summer recess.

Hodgson, who was appointed to head the review in November last year, has led a wide-ranging investigation into whether changes to the act are needed to improve the regulatory and legal framework of the charity sector.

The review has considered a broad range of issues, including the definition of public benefit, the efficacy of the charity tribunal and the role of the Charity Commission.

People and organisations within the sector, members of the public and other relevant stakeholders were invited to make submissions based on issues ranging from self-regulation in fundraising to how charities handle complaints and appeals relating to their services.