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  • Developing inclusive workplaces in the charity sector

    Topics: People and culture / Leadership and career development / Governance, legal and compliance
    Written by: Sam Burne James
    On: 19.07.2024

    Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) was a hot topic at this year's CFG's Annual Conference. Sam Burne James reports on the latest thinking and insights.

    Time to read: 7 minutes
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  • The road to hell or hope?

    Topics: People and culture / Governance, legal and compliance / Economy and policy
    Written by: Caron Bradshaw
    On: 05.07.2024

    Reflecting on the results of the 2024 General Election, CFG's Caron Bradshaw OBE, shares her thoughts on making change happen in the current political landscape.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • Charity membership schemes: the new law on subscription contracts

    Topics: IT, technology and digital / Governance, legal and compliance
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 01.07.2024

    New laws that change the way subscriptions or memberships are provided have come into force. Felicity Forward and Joel Murphie from Shoosmiths take a look at what the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Act 2024 means for charities.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • Strategic litigation: how charities are leading the way and driving impact

    Topics: Risk / Governance, legal and compliance
    Written by: Leticia Jennings
    On: 31.05.2024

    What is strategic litigation and how can charities use it to drive impact? Leticia Jennings and Katy Sawyer from Bates Wells take a look at the opportunities, risks and issues.

    Time to read: 5 minutes
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  • Long read

    De-banking: can charities prevent bank account closures?

    Topics: Risk / Governance, legal and compliance / Banking and financial services / Accounting and reporting
    Written by: Sam Burne James
    On: 09.04.2024

    How has being ‘de-banked’ grown to be such a major risk for charities? What can charity financial professionals do to safeguard their organisations from it? And is there hope on the horizon? Sam Burne James has (some) of the answers…

    Time to read: 10 minutes
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  • Interview

    A legacy that will live on

    Topics: People and culture / Leadership and career development / Governance, legal and compliance
    Written by: Emma Abbott
    On: 09.04.2024

    After eight years on CFG’s board of trustees, Gary Forster has bid farewell to CFG. Talking to Emma Abbott, Gary reflects on his time as chair, the many highlights, the changes he’s seen and a membership and sector that never fails to impress him.

    Time to read: 9 minutes
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  • Pension funding changes – do you know how they will affect you?

    Topics: Governance, legal and compliance / Pensions / Risk
    Written by: Ed Symes
    On: 08.04.2024

    New regulations impacting DB pension schemes will come into force later in the year. Ed Symes FIA, from Lane Clark & Peacock LLP, explains the changes and what charities can do about them.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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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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  • Employment law: is your charity ready for the update?

    Topics: Governance, legal and compliance / People and culture
    Written by: Emma Ferry
    On: 28.03.2024

    This April sees the biggest employment law update we have had in a number of years. Emma Ferry from Bluestone HR shares a summary of all the key changes.

    Time to read: 3 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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  • New guidance on accepting, refusing and returning donations to your charity

    Topics: Risk / Governance, legal and compliance / Charity finance policy / Accounting and reporting
    Written by: CFG
    On: 05.03.2024

    Not sure whether to accept, refuse or return a donation? CFG takes a look at the Charity Commission's new guidance which sets out the latest legal rules for trustees.

    Time to read: 2 minutes
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