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  • Struggling to submit your annual charity report and accounts?

    Topics: Governance, legal and compliance / Accounting and reporting
    Written by: Dr Clare Mills
    On: 16.01.2024

    Difficulty filing this year's accounts due to pressures on your auditors? You're not alone! Dr Clare Mills shares the risks of late submissions along with the latest 'next steps' advice from the charity regulators.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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  • Policy

    CFG Briefing: Autumn Statement 2023

    Topics: Tax and VAT / Pensions / Governance, legal and compliance / Funding / Financial sustainability / Environmental, social, governance (ESG) / Economy and policy / Accounting and reporting
    Written by: Richard Sagar
    On: 22.11.2023

    What does the Chancellor's Autumn Statement mean for you and your organisation? Richard Sagar, Head of Policy, CFG, takes an in-depth look.

    Time to read: 24 minutes
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  • Guide

    What to consider when running a charity audit tender process

    Topics: Governance, legal and compliance / Accounting and reporting
    Written by: Richard Barker
    On: 19.10.2023

    Are you thinking about changing your auditors? Wondering how to go about it? Richard Barker, Director of Finance and Resources at Goodenough College, shares some advice.

    Time to read: 5 minutes
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  • Long read

    "I do feel their pain!"

    Topics: Governance, legal and compliance / Accounting and reporting
    Written by: Sam Burne James
    On: 12.10.2023

    Recent research by CFG shows that charity audits are becoming ever more costly and complex. At the same time, auditing is fast-evolving and needs to attract more talent. What, if anything can be done about it? Is it time for a rethink on audit? Sam Burne James investigates…

    Time to read: 7 minutes
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  • Property development for charities

    Topics: Tax and VAT / Governance, legal and compliance / Accounting and reporting
    Written by: Socrates Socratous
    On: 07.09.2023

    Following on from CFG's popular VAT and Tax Conference in July, Socrates Socratous from Buzzacott outlines the VAT implications for different types of property use and development.

    Time to read: 5 minutes
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  • Talking about... Charity reserves

    Topics: Risk / Governance, legal and compliance / Financial sustainability / Crisis management / Accounting and reporting
    Posted by: Emma Abbott
    On: 11.07.2023

    We're talking about... What are reserves? Does your charity need them and if so, how should they be managed? Three charity CEOs - Sarah Vibert, Jane Ide and Caron Bradshaw, explore the issues on the CFG podcast. Listen...

    Time to read: 1 minutes
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  • Long read

    Part 2: Fraud - prevention is better than cure

    Topics: Risk / Governance, legal and compliance / Fraud / Accounting and reporting
    Written by: Pesh Framjee
    On: 05.06.2023

    In our second and final part of Pesh Framjee's article on fraud prevention, Pesh explores lines of defence and appropriate controls, and shares a number of helpful fraud case studies.

    Time to read: 17 minutes
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  • Long read

    Part 1: Fraud - prevention is better than cure

    Topics: Risk / Governance, legal and compliance / Fraud / Accounting and reporting
    Written by: Pesh Framjee
    On: 05.06.2023

    CFG's Special Advisor Pesh Framjee provides practical advice on the issue of fraud. This two part series takes an in-depth look at what fraud is and isn't, the 'recipe for fraud' and practical steps to prevention.

    Time to read: 12 minutes
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  • Environmental reporting for charities

    Topics: Governance, legal and compliance / Environmental, social, governance (ESG) / Accounting and reporting
    Written by: Simon Hughes
    On: 31.05.2023

    What are charities required to report and where is environmental reporting likely to go from here? Simon Hughes from Crowe UK takes a look at current reporting requirements and what the future holds.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • Event

    Meet our conference sponsors: HW Fisher on surviving and thriving in 2023

    Topics: People and culture / Leadership and career development / Governance, legal and compliance / Accounting and reporting
    Posted by: Emma Abbott
    On: 30.05.2023

    What can charity finance leaders do to help their organisation survive and thrive? Carol Rudge from HW Fisher shares her insights and reveals why she's excited to be sponsoring CFG's Annual Conference in 2023 in June.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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  • Video

    Webinar: Getting in shape for 2023

    Topics: Risk / IT, technology and digital / Governance, legal and compliance / Accounting and reporting
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 06.03.2023

    CFG partners Russell-Cooke share their recent webinar on legal and regulatory changes in the charity sector, from property to employment law through to the Charities Act 2022 and more.

    Time to read: 1 minutes
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  • Video

    Effective and modern reserves management

    Topics: Risk / Financial sustainability / Accounting and reporting
    Written by: Emma Abbott
    On: 23.02.2023

    How are Scottish charities managing reserves? And what are the lessons for other UK charities? We take a deep-dive into this hot topic, with learnings from a recent Scottish Grantmakers event and a new report from Scottish Funders' Forum.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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