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What small charities need to know about auto-enrolment and assessing staff

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August 18, 2016 at 15:14

Small and micro charities are coming up to their auto-enrolment staging dates. This blog provides a quick refresh for those people currently going through the process of getting their charities ready to stage.

First thoughts on impact of interest rates cut on charities

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August 4, 2016 at 17:54

For the first time since 2009 the Bank of England has moved interest rates, not up but down, to 0.25%. What does this mean for charities? Here are my first thoughts on this important economic decision.

Do charities need to become social enterprises to survive?

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August 4, 2016 at 12:06

Heather Black at Economic Change asks “Is charity becoming irrelevant?” – this will be the question posed at the Large Charities Conference taking place in September, hosted by the Charity Finance Group.

Ten things you should know about the new power to make social investments

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August 1, 2016 at 10:53

The Charity Commission has produced interim guidance on the new social investment power which was passed in the recent Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016. This came into force on the 31st July 2016. I’d encourage anyone interested in social investment to read the full guidance here, but in order to help busy trustees and charity finance teams, here are ten things you should know about the new power to make social investments

New report should prompt major re-evaluation of social investment

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July 26, 2016 at 17:35

Last week saw a report issued by Social Spider’s on social investment “The Forest for the Trees”.

‘Be the change you wish to see in the world': Caron’s reflections on Brexit and what’s next for the sector

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July 15, 2016 at 18:04

Ordinarily I would limit my opinion pieces to matters of a more overtly financial nature however having spoken at the fundraising convention recently on the impact of Brexit I thought I would broaden my observations and share some of my thoughts about the role the sector could, and arguably should, take in the aftermath of the referendum.

Post-Brexit Autumn Statement is first key battleground

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July 14, 2016 at 14:20

This is not a reshuffle blog.

EU Referendum: Keep watching this space…

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June 24, 2016 at 09:43

The United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union and the Prime Minister has resigned. What does this mean for charities?

CFG’s SORP Survey

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June 21, 2016 at 12:56

In our previous blogs about the SORP CFG encouraged charities to be actively engaged in the consultation. It is important that charities help to shape such an important regulation document, especially during this current climate.

Guest blog: Stamp duty increase reinforces case for charity investors to invest in stamp-exempt funds

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June 15, 2016 at 16:07

In this guest blog, James Thornton from Mayfair Capital explores a more hidden benefit for charity investors from the Budget back in March.