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‘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.

Guest blog: SAVE Financial Planning

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June 13, 2016 at 11:22

This Guest blog is by Nick Dugdale, International Financial Planning & Analysis Manager at Compassion in World Farming, and treasurer at Attitude is Everything. Nick is undertaking a project looking at developing charities’ risk and reserves management (called SAVE Financial Management) and is keen to hear from charities who might find the approach useful.

Guest blog: Insights into charity investment practices

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June 10, 2016 at 10:25

This guest blog is courtesy of Newton Investment Management. It provides an overview of some of the key findings from their recent survey of charity leaders, shedding light of charity investment practices and portfolios. The 2016 survey is now open. 

EU Referendum: What could this mean for charities?

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June 6, 2016 at 17:10

As the 23rd June appears closer and closer this Europe’s Final Countdown song has never felt more relevant as the UK public decides whether they will be voting to remain or leave European Union (EU).

What charities need to know about the Local Government Pension Scheme

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June 1, 2016 at 14:56

Charles Russell Speechlys on behalf of CFG, have produced a briefing to set out charities’ options for participation in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) and managing exit payments. This was done with a view to better equip charities to understand the potential risks of taking on public service contracts, before they sign on the dotted line. You can now download the briefing on the CFG website.

You don’t need to be a charity to do good…but it helps!

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June 1, 2016 at 10:00

A number of things have prompted me to write this piece, but the main driver was actually a question asked at CFG’s Annual Conference last Thursday from the audience. During a Policy Update that my colleague, Anjelica, and I gave someone asked what was being done to prevent money for public services being diverted into propping up the profits of private organisations. It was an excellent question, and not one that I could give a particularly good answer to. Part of my response was that the regulatory structure of charities is one of the many reasons why they are effective […]