CFDG Reactions to Conservative Green Paper on the future of the Third Sector

4th June 2008

Yesterday the Conservative Party published a green paper setting out their policy
agenda for the sector. As a platform for consultation with the sector CFDG was
encouraged to see an outline of the Conservatives' policy agenda.

CFDG was pleased to see that on the subject of Gift Aid the Conservatives have
acknowledged the administrative difficulties currently in place. Keith Hickey, CEO of
CFDG said: “Our membership deals with much of the administrative burden associated
with Gift Aid and we are pleased to see that the Conservative party are committed to
addressing this area and we look forward to working with them on this.”

CFDG welcomes the Conservative party focus on public service delivery. It’s clear that
more can be done to embed good practice in areas already identified by the current
government, such as contracting, multi year funding and the Compact. CFDG believes
that charities that engage in public service delivery should be able to appropriately
allocate risk and reward with other partners to the contract.

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Notes to the Editor:

1. The Charity Finance Directors' Group was set up in 1987 and is an umbrella
group that specialises in helping charities to manage their finance-related

2. CFDG’s circa 1,500 members are responsible for the finances of charities with a
wide variety of income levels. Between them our members manage some £13.7
billion in charity income per year.

3. For further information please contact our Policy Team.

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