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  • Inflation risk, cash and investment reserves: Making your assets work for you

    Topics: Risk / Investment / Governance, legal and compliance
    Written by: Vicky Eastwood
    On: 10.08.2022

    How will steep price increases affect your charity and cash reserves? Vicky Eastwood, Charity Investment Manager at Brewin Dolphin, considers the implications of rising inflation and whether now is the time to think about investment.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • Hallmarks of a successful merger process

    Topics: People and culture / Governance, legal and compliance / Financial sustainability
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 27.05.2022

    What can make or break a charity merger? Jonathan Orchard from Sayer Vincent shares some recent experiences of charity mergers and the lessons learned.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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  • Back to basics: Charity incorporation

    Topics: Governance, legal and compliance
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 27.05.2022

    What is charity incorporation? Why incorporate and how? CFG's corporate partner, Russell Cooke, shares all you need to know.

    Time to read: 2 minutes
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    What does a recent High Court judgment mean for your investments?

    Topics: Governance, legal and compliance / Investment
    Written by: Richard Sagar
    On: 19.05.2022

    What does the Butler-Sloss v Charity Commission High Court judgment mean for trustees when making investment decisions? CFG's Head of Policy, Richard Sagar, sets out the principles.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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    What The Protect Duty means for you

    Topics: Governance, legal and compliance / Crisis management / Risk
    Written by: Dr Clare Mills
    On: 26.04.2022

    How does the Government's new Protect Duty affect charities and other non-profit organisations? Dr Clare Mills explains what it is and why it's time to develop a security mindset.

    Time to read: 1 minutes
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  • Technical update: Financial Reporting Disclosure Checklist for Charities

    Topics: Accounting and reporting / Governance, legal and compliance
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 20.04.2022
    Time to read: 1 minutes
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    Spring Statement 2022: Not nearly enough for those on low incomes

    Topics: Tax and VAT / Governance, legal and compliance / Gift Aid
    Written by: Richard Sagar
    On: 24.03.2022

    CFG's corporate partners and Richard Sagar, Head of Policy, take a closer look at the Chancellor's Spring Statement, considering what it means for charities and those they serve.

    Time to read: 10 minutes
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    The Charities Act 2022: what now?

    Topics: Governance, legal and compliance
    Written by: Dr Clare Mills
    On: 01.03.2022

    The Charities Act has now passed into law. What will implementation look like and what do charities need to think about now? Dr Clare Mills, Director, CFG, takes a look.

    Time to read: 2 minutes
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    The Benefits of Brexit – what does the Government’s thinking mean for the voluntary and community sector?

    Topics: Governance, legal and compliance / Economy and policy / Crisis management
    Written by: Dr Clare Mills
    On: 16.02.2022
    Time to read: 4 minutes
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  • How to share your story through your annual report

    Topics: Governance, legal and compliance / Accounting and reporting
    Posted by: Heather McLoughlin
    On: 26.01.2021

    Find out how complying with the fundraising reporting requirements in Section 13 of the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 can be a great way of telling your fundraising story. Heather McLoughlin, Policy Development Officer at Fundraising Regulator, explains more...

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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  • And then the world turned upside down…

    Topics: Governance, legal and compliance / Environmental, social, governance (ESG) / Crisis management
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 09.12.2020

    With the publication of their new property research, property advice charity and CFG member the Ethical Property Foundation has never been in more demand. CEO Antonia Swinson reveals how the pandemic is changing property realities for the UK voluntary sector.

    Time to read: 2 minutes
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  • Are you Brexit ready?

    Topics: Governance, legal and compliance / Economy and policy
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 24.11.2020

    With the unprecedented impact of Covid-19 still front of mind for all parts of civil society, it’s not surprising that Brexit has slipped onto the back-burner. But with the transition period coming to an end on 31 December 2020, organisations need to ensure they are prepared when the new rules come into effect from January.

    Time to read: 5 minutes
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