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  • Cracks in the system: Is welfare still working?

    Topics: People and culture / Governance, legal and compliance / Environmental, social, governance (ESG) / Economy and policy
    Written by: Lily Bristow
    On: 02.04.2024

    CFG and others have called for an 'Essentials Guarantee' to be introduced. What is it, why is it needed and what difference could it make to charities and the people they serve? Lily Bristow, Policy Intern at CFG, explains.

    Time to read: 6 minutes
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  • CFG briefing: spring budget analysis 2024

    Topics: Tax and VAT / Pensions / Governance, legal and compliance / Gift Aid / Funding / Economy and policy / Accounting and reporting
    Written by: Richard Sagar
    On: 06.03.2024

    CFG takes a look at the Chancellor's spring budget announcements and analyses what they mean for the charity sector.

    Time to read: 19 minutes
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  • Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill and internal controls

    Topics: Risk / Governance, legal and compliance / Fraud / Economy and policy / Accounting and reporting
    Written by: Helena Wilkinson
    On: 05.03.2024

    New laws to prevent fraud have now come into effect. Helena Wilkinson from Price Bailey looks at what they mean for charities and shares an overview of updated Charity Commission guidance.

    Time to read: 2 minutes
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  • CFG comments

    Looking ahead with fresh perspective

    Topics: People and culture / Leadership and career development / Environmental, social, governance (ESG) / Economy and policy
    Written by: Caron Bradshaw
    On: 19.12.2023

    After another challenging year for the charity sector, CFG's CEO, Caron Bradshaw OBE, shares some personal reflections on looking ahead with renewed hope and fresh perspectives.

    Time to read: 5 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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    Rethinking the future

    Topics: People and culture / Financial sustainability / Economy and policy
    Written by: Caron Bradshaw
    On: 26.09.2023

    CFG's CEO, Caron Bradshaw OBE, shares her thoughts on the future of the economy and the sustainability of infrastructure bodies following the closure of Children England.

    Time to read: 5 minutes
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  • CFG comments

    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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    The charity safety net is fraying fast

    Topics: People and culture / Funding / Financial sustainability / Economy and policy
    Written by: Emma Abbott
    On: 21.12.2022

    New research shows that charities and community groups are now facing a very difficult winter and some very hard choices. Pro Bono Economics and Nottingham Business School share the results from their latest sector survey.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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    Cutting to growth: reflections on the Autumn Statement

    Topics: Economy and policy
    Written by: Caron Bradshaw
    On: 22.11.2022

    Against the backdrop of the Autumn Statement, Caron Bradshaw OBE, Chief Executive, CFG, challenges the view that the government must cut its way to growth and prosperity.

    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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  • Energy Bills Relief Scheme – capturing the needs of charitable organisations

    Topics: Procurement and resources / Economy and policy
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 14.10.2022

    The government needs your input now! Don't miss this opportunity to feed back your organisation's needs and experiences of energy costs, usage and more...

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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  • How to invest in a world of high inflation

    Topics: Investment / Financial sustainability / Environmental, social, governance (ESG) / Economy and policy
    Written by: Patrick Trueman
    On: 13.10.2022

    How can charities respond to this year’s spike in inflation from an investment perspective? Patrick Trueman from James Hambro & Partners considers some of the implications and shares ways to respond.

    Time to read: 7 minutes
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