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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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  • Martyn’s law and public protection – what you need to know

    Topics: Risk / Governance, legal and compliance / Crisis management
    Written by: Dr Clare Mills
    On: 31.05.2023

    The Terrorism (Protection of Premises) Bill, or Martyn's Law, is about to pass through Parliament. Dr Clare Mills takes a look at the legislation and sets out what you need to know if your charity owns or manages a publicly accessible location.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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  • Interview

    To boldly go, into a charity merger

    Topics: Risk / People and culture / Leadership and career development / Financial sustainability / Crisis management
    Written by: Emma Abbott
    On: 12.05.2023

    Ben Clarkson, Chief Operating Officer at Asthma + Lung UK, explains what it takes to lead a successful merger of two charities and the lessons he’s learned along the way.

    Time to read: 6 minutes
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  • Charities’ resilience will be tested this year

    Topics: People and culture / Crisis management
    Written by: Nazreen Visram
    On: 01.02.2023

    Facing a troubled social and economic landscape once again, Nazreen Visram from Barclays explores what charities need to do to keep delivering for their beneficiaries.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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  • Getting off to a great start

    Topics: People and culture / Financial sustainability / Crisis management
    Written by: Emma Abbott
    On: 19.01.2023

    Ongoing uncertainties and challenges can make us worry about the future. But with the right support, networks and advice, 2023 can get off to a great start, writes Emma Abbott.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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    Government unveils new Energy Bills Discount Scheme for UK charities and business

    Topics: Economy and policy / Crisis management
    Written by: CFG
    On: 10.01.2023

    The government has unveiled how it will support charities and other non-domestic customers with the cost of their energy bills. CFG's Richard Sagar takes a look at the new scheme and shares some initial thoughts.

    Time to read: 2 minutes
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  • Collaboration: where there is a need, is there the will?

    Topics: People and culture / Financial sustainability / Crisis management
    Written by: Helen Hirst
    On: 20.12.2022

    Collaboration might be a solution to stretched services and resources, but working more closely with another organisation can be daunting. Ian Hempson and Helen Hirst from Hempsons share advice on how to get your collaborations off to a flying start.

    Time to read: 5 minutes
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  • Managing board disputes and trustee disagreement

    Topics: Risk / Governance, legal and compliance / Crisis management
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 14.12.2022

    What can you do if your board is in dispute or unable to manage a disagreement? Rob Oakley and Tzara Cheung from Bates Wells share some sage advice on conflict resolution and minimising the associated risk to your organisation.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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  • CFG Briefing: Autumn Statement 2022

    Topics: Tax and VAT / Governance, legal and compliance / Funding / Financial sustainability / Economy and policy / Crisis management
    Written by: Richard Sagar
    On: 17.11.2022

    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: 21 minutes
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  • Six steps to developing a business continuity plan

    Topics: Risk / Crisis management
    Written by: Simon Hickman
    On: 12.10.2022

    Don't get caught out by disasters. Make sure you minimise impact with these six simple steps to developing a business continuity plan from Access Insurance.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • Government announces energy relief scheme for charities

    Topics: Economy and policy / Crisis management
    Written by: CFG
    On: 21.09.2022

    The Government has announced its energy relief support package for charities, businesses, and public sector organisations. CFG takes at look at the details.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • The cost of living crisis: what can your charity do?

    Topics: People and culture / Governance, legal and compliance / Crisis management
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 20.09.2022

    What can charities do to protect themselves at times of high inflation and soaring costs? Tracey Moore, Head of Charities and Not-For-Profit at UHY Hacker Young, provides an overview for charity leaders.

    Time to read: 5 minutes
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