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  • Donation Fraud Hitting UK Charities

    Posted by: Guest blogger
    On: 04.09.2019

    By Thomas Barnes, Regional Marketing Manager, EMEA at Emailage 

    Time to read: 5 minutes
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  • Spending Review 2019: Live updates

    Posted by: CFG
    On: 04.09.2019

    On 4 September 2019, the Chancellor Sajid Javid will deliver the 2019 spending review setting out departmental expenditure limits for 2020/21. CFG's Policy Manager, Richard Sagar will be live blogging all the relevant announcements for charities (and some not so relevant ones too), alongside analysis on what effect these changes are likely to have. Also make sure to keep an eye on the following CFG twitter accounts for further analysis and views: @caronlb, @RobertaCFusco, @SagarRichard @daveainsworth4

    Time to read: 2 minutes
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  • We must prepare for a no-deal Brexit

    Topics: Leadership and career development / Charity finance policy
    Posted by: Caron Bradshaw
    On: 29.08.2019

    Caron Bradshaw CEO of Charity Finance Group

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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  • Should you be asking for your auditor’s QAD score?

    Topics: Accounting and reporting
    Posted by: Guest blogger
    On: 21.08.2019

    By David Ainsworth

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • Why we’re launching an international accounting standard for charities?

    Topics: Accounting and reporting
    Posted by: Guest blogger
    On: 21.08.2019

    Last month, overseas finance body Humentum announced a project to develop an international accounting standard for not-for-profit organisations. Here, Tim Boyes-Watson of Humentum outlines what the project will mean in practice.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • Recruitment and retention in social care

    Posted by: Guest blogger
    On: 14.08.2019

    Recruitment and retention of quality staff will be an issue for every organisation attending the CFG Social Care Conference. Skills for Care’s Annette Baines makes a case for a values-based approach.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • Five takeaways from August’s Inflation Report

    Topics: Leadership and career development / Risk / Charity finance policy / Environmental, social, governance (ESG) / Governance, legal and compliance
    Posted by: Guest blogger
    On: 09.08.2019

    CFG’s Policy Manager Richard Sagar outlines his five key takeaways from the August Inflation Report and explores what they mean for the charity sector.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • The lessons for Oxfam and the wider sector

    Topics: Charity finance policy / Governance, legal and compliance / Leadership and career development / Risk
    Posted by: Guest blogger
    On: 07.08.2019

    Karl Wilding, shortly to take over as chief executive of NCVO, reflects on the lessons of Oxfam, and talks about the importance of getting your safeguarding and governance right.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • Our new PM is neither a buffoon nor a jester. It's time to take him seriously.

    Topics: Charity finance policy
    Posted by: Caron Bradshaw
    On: 26.07.2019

    Caron Bradshaw reflects on Johnson's appointment as the new PM, and weighs up some of the potential outcomes from this week's political upheaval.

     

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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  • What does the new prime minster mean for the charity sector?

    Topics: Leadership and career development / Charity finance policy
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 25.07.2019

    By David Ainsworth, Sector Specialist, CFG

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • OSSIG roundup: The link between fraud, bullying, and safeguarding

    Topics: Fraud
    Posted by: Guest blogger
    On: 24.07.2019

    By David Ainsworth, Sector Specialist, CFG

     

    If you have a problem with fraud, are you more likely to have a problem with safeguarding?

    The experts seem to think the answer is yes, at least those who attended last month's meeting of CFG's overseas special interest group.

    Time to read: 5 minutes
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  • The Charity Tax Commission report - does it go far enough?

    Topics: Tax and VAT / Charity finance policy
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 23.07.2019

    The Charity Tax Commission report was published earlier this month. Richard Sagar, CFG's Policy Manager explores the main findings and recommendations in the report. It's a welcome review he says, but it's important now for government to act, and not kick charity tax into the long grass.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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