Small charities and auto-enrolment: choosing a pension scheme

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September 19, 2016 at 15:33

The Pensions Regulator 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 provides top tips for choosing a pension scheme.

Devolution is our chance to advocate for the most vulnerable

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September 2, 2016 at 12:15

Kathy Evans, CEO of Children England highlights the important voice that the voluntary sector has and how they can use it to be a power of advocacy.

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.

‘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.

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: 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. 

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.

Which SORP is right for you?

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April 5, 2016 at 17:05

Helena Wilkinson of Price Bailey weighs up the benefits and challenges for smaller charities that are deciding which SORP they should use, and provides some practical advice.

The Tampon Tax: how not to provide sustainable funding for charities

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March 24, 2016 at 15:37

After months of high profile campaigns, this week has brought the welcome news that the UK will no longer apply VAT onto women’s sanitary products. This is fantastic news for women in the UK as well as for the women’s groups and charities that have campaigned for this change – it just goes to show what a good bit of advocacy can achieve.