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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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  • Diversity in practice: charity governance

    Topics: People and culture / Governance, legal and compliance
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 31.10.2023

    Is your charity board clear on best practice around diversity? Sung-Hyui Park and Tesse Akpeki from Bates Wells take a look at the Charity Governance Code and share its key points.

     

    Time to read: 2 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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  • AI: opportunities, threats and policy

    Topics: IT, technology and digital / Governance, legal and compliance / Environmental, social, governance (ESG)
    Written by: Eleonor Duhs
    On: 19.10.2023

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is evolving rapidly and adoption is moving at a lightening pace too. Eleonor Duhs from Bates Wells takes a look at how policy-makers in the EU, US and UK are trying to keep pace.

    Time to read: 3 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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  • Video

    Gift Aid 101 with Rachel Cooper

    Topics: Tax and VAT / Governance, legal and compliance / Gift Aid
    Posted by: Emma Abbott
    On: 05.10.2023

    Join Gift Aid expert Rachel Cooper and CFG's Richard Sagar to learn how to get going with Gift Aid and avoid common errors when making claims.

    Time to read: 1 minutes
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  • Generational diversity: how diverse is your board?

    Topics: People and culture / Governance, legal and compliance
    Written by: David Myrddin-Evans
    On: 21.09.2023

    How should charities structure their trustee boards to best address the societal, economic and technological shifts that they face? David Myrddin-Evans from Brewin Dolphin explores the issues.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • How to avoid employment tribunal claims

    Topics: People and culture / Governance, legal and compliance
    Written by: Rebecca Pallot
    On: 11.09.2023

    Defending an employment tribunal can cost your organisation dearly, in time as well as money. Rebecca Pallot from Mills & Reeve shares best practice guidance on how to avoid being take to tribunal in the first place.

    Time to read: 3 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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  • CFG comments

    How will your charity harness the power and potential of AI?

    Topics: IT, technology and digital / Governance, legal and compliance / Environmental, social, governance (ESG)
    Written by: Emma Abbott
    On: 04.09.2023

    Generative AI presents an enormous opportunity to do more good with less. But what are the ethical considerations for charities? Emma Abbott and Clare Mills take a closer look.

    Time to read: 5 minutes
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  • Video

    Information and cyber security webinar

    Topics: Risk / IT, technology and digital / Governance, legal and compliance / Fraud
    Posted by: Emma Abbott
    On: 29.08.2023

    Protecting your organisation from cyber security breaches is vital. Experts from Adapta Consulting shared their insights and best practice guidance with CFG's Arts Sector Special Interest Group in July and it's recommended viewing for all!

    Time to read: 1 minutes
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