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CFG launches Counter Fraud Campaign

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July 12, 2017 at 08:30

Tackling Fraud Together Just in case you are unaware, CFG is celebrating our 30th anniversary this year. While most anniversaries are a time to reflect and look back on what change has occurred, CFG has decided to use this opportunity as a way to look forward. While it is important to remember and reflex, looking at how the charity sector has changed to adapt to challenges and what challenges could be ahead is more important than when CFG started in 1987.

The government is in danger of ignoring social issues in Brexit talks

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July 5, 2017 at 09:30

It’s only been a year and it is clear that the public are starting to get Brexit fatigue. The most recent General Election was dubbed the ‘Brexit election’ but yet there was surprisingly little debate about Brexit, with issues funding public services and terrorism policy dominating the debate. Yet we still have two years before a deal is likely to be agreed and the government is already talking with the EU about our future relationship. So however heavy our eyelids might get, it is important that charities stay awake to Brexit and the consequences of the negotiation.

Celebrating small charities

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June 21, 2017 at 17:20

Small charities play a crucial role in both the charity sector and the wider public. With 97% of the sector made up of charities with an annual income of less than £1m, small charities deserve to be celebrated.

Record Management Toolkit Launch Roundup

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June 20, 2017 at 17:07

Last Thursday, CFG in partnership with  the British Academy Research Project ‘Digitising the Mixed Economy of Welfare in Britain’ based at UCL Institute of Education, launched the free Records Management in Charities: A Toolkit for Improvement.

Charities must not let Brexit negotiations get away from them

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June 19, 2017 at 15:01

The government has formally begun its Brexit negotiations with the EU – so expect lots of awkward looking photographs of UK and European politicians sitting across from each other. It’s very early on, and already the government’s position is starting to adapt due to the election result, but the early moves in the negotiation could have big long term consequences both for the UK and for the charity sector.

LIVE BLOG: General Election 2017

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June 9, 2017 at 09:01

Follow CFG’s analysis of what General Election 2017 means for charities via our Live Blog.

General Election 2017: The campaigns through a charity lens

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June 7, 2017 at 16:44

Tomorrow the country goes to the polls and the outcome is still uncertain. CFG has been quietly working on this election campaign, doing a number of briefings for MPs and Peers, as well as targeting support in seats where we felt some of the biggest charity finance issues (such as business rates, Apprenticeships Levy and Brexit) were most keenly felt. We are hoping to follow up with those contacts that we have made post-election so that the next government doesn’t ignore charity finance issues. But what has the campaign meant for charities? Here is a personal reflection, through a charity […]

CFG members should feel free to campaign in General Election 2017

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June 2, 2017 at 10:41

A message from Caron Bradshaw, Chief Executive, Charity Finance Group: Dear CFG members, As you will be aware there has been significant media coverage in recent days about the impact of the Lobbying Act on charity campaigning. As members of NCVO and as a membership body ourselves, CFG supports the call from Sir Stuart Etherington for charities to continue to be confident on campaigning and to not self-censor. We know that the Lobbying Act has increased the burden of reporting requirements on charities when it comes to campaigning. This is a burden we would like to see significantly reduced or […]

General Election 2017: Conservative Manifesto Charity Analysis

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May 19, 2017 at 14:35

CFG will be analysing all the manifestos to understand what impact they may have on the operating environment for charities. Here is our third and final analysis, of the Conservative Manifesto. 

General Election 2017: Liberal Democrats Manifesto Charity Analysis

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May 19, 2017 at 14:15

CFG will be analysing all the manifestos to understand what impact they may have on the operating environment for charities. Here is our second analysis, of the Liberal Democrats Manifesto.