Policy paper

Government response to recommendations on the legal framework for charities

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The government's response to reports by the Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) and Lord Hodgson on the legal framework for charities.


The government has published its responses to 2 important reports on the legal and regulatory framework for charities:

Both reports made recommendations about the rules and regulations that charities in England and Wales must follow, and the way in which they are regulated by the Charity Commission. The government carefully considered the recommendations made in both reports and, after listening to feedback from charities and others, has accepted many, but not all, of the recommended changes. There are also a number of changes that were recommended for others to consider, such as the Charity Commission or charities themselves.

Any legislation to implement recommendations would be subject to consultation with charities and other interested parties. We will report back on implementation in one year.