Facing organisational endings
1 July 2021
The past year has been a complex and challenging year for non-profits, to say the least. On the one hand our work — broadly that of charities, social enterprises, community ...
Charity staff, mental health and the pandemic
10 May 2021
By Jan Hutchinson, Director of Programmes at Centre for Mental Health It’s no surprise to anyone that our mental health has in the main been adversely affected by the pandemic. ...
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme update
4 June 2020
By Richard Sagar, Policy Manager, Charity Finance Group. On 29 May, at the daily press briefing, the Chancellor announced that the government’s five tests for easing lockdown measures had been ...
It's time to banish the 'flexibility stigma'
30 July 2018
Frances Lang newly appointed CEO of Variety the Children's Charity, discusses her experiences of flexible working and how this has interacted with her career – and gives some tips on ...
CFG Chair Speech to Annual Conference 2017
18 May 2017
CFG Chair, Ian Theodoreson Speech to the CFG Annual Conference 2017 CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY CFG celebrates its 30th birthday this year. For me personally, 2017 marks my own 30th ...
A step closer to reforming Section 75
28 April 2017
If your charity is part of a non-associated multi-employer pension scheme you will be pleased - and relieved - to know that there has been some progress in reforming Section 75 ...
Navigating the Charity Pensions Maze
23 March 2017
Charity Finance Group has launched the 2017 edition of Navigating the Charity Pensions Maze. This is the definitive guide on pensions for charities
Auto-enrolment update from The Pensions Regulator
3 February 2017
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) provides CFG monthly auto-enrolment updates. These blogs provide the latest guidance and messages from the regulator adapted by CFG for the charity sector. This month Charles ...
Apprenticeship levy update - October 2016
25 October 2016
This morning the Department for Education announced updates to their plans for reforming the apprenticeship system. Of particular interest to charities is the extension in the time that employers will ...
How will the 'devolution revolution' be financed?
1 September 2016
At CFG, Locality, NAVCA and Children England's The Voluntary Sector and Devolution Summit we'll be looking at the key concerns about financing local government under devolution deals.
Looking back on 2014
9 December 2014
As we approach the end of 2014, it’s time for some reflection. The year has whizzed by shockingly quickly.
Tackling the looming pensions crisis
6 August 2014
Charity Commission Chair William Shawcross recently said that the “deadliest threat” to the sector comes from Islamic extremism. I, however, disagree. I would suggest that the biggest threat the sector ...
Managing in a Downturn Report Reflections....
11 April 2014
Yesterday saw the launch of the seventh ‘Managing in Downturn’ report – a survey series that we have run in partnership with the Institute of Fundraising and PwC since the ...
Pension charges: Is transparency enough?
2 December 2013
‘Hands off our pensions’ they cried… WHICH Campaign ‘Don’t dumb down pensions’ she qualified... Ross Altman BBC Today Program ‘Don’t mess with our free markets’… Various industry bodies
How are charities faring with auto-enrolment
14 November 2013
By the end of this year, almost 215 of the largest charities will have complied with the duty to auto-enrolled their employees. Another 25,000 will do so by 2018. We’ve ...
We're all in! Are you?
12 November 2013
‘In what?’ I hear you ask. No, I’m not referring to being in CFG’s new offices, what I mean is ‘in a pension scheme’ of course.
Big Board Talk
8 October 2013
Looked in the mirror lately? Picked up a telescope? We’re encouraging charities to do just that in our latest podcast, recorded with CFG’s Jane Tully.