Open letter to the Minister for Civil Society regarding Lord Hodgson recommendations
We have written an open letter with a number of other civil society leaders to the Minister for Civil Society regarding Lord Hodgson’s recommendations around payment of charity trustees.
While there is much to welcome in Lord Hodgson’s recent report, 'Trusted and independent: Giving charity back to charities', we are strongly opposed to the recommendation that large charities will be given the automatic right to pay their trustees.
We urge the Government to uphold the principle of voluntary trusteeship. We also believe that Government can play a role in setting a more positive agenda around trusteeship, as part of its Giving agenda.
Read the full letter to the Minister for Civil Society (PDF, 347 KB).