Caron Bradshaw

Caron Bradshaw

Chief executive, Charity Finance Group

Caron Bradshaw is chief executive of the Charity Finance Group. Bradshaw is a trained lawyer who was previously head of charities and the voluntary sector at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

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Treasury scraps plans to create definition of charity for tax purposes

The government has scrapped plans for a new definition of charity for tax purposes over fears it could hamper legitimate charities, a Treasury minister announced yesterday.

Statutory power of social investment proposals broadly welcomed

A proposal for a general power to make it easier for charities to participate in social investment has received broad support from sector representatives.

Protection of Charities Bill announced in Queen's Speech

A draft bill to give more powers to the Charity Commission is among the measures being announced today in the Queen’s Speech.

Church charities lose £16m of small donations funding to HMRC rules

Church charities have missed out on £16m of funding under the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme – more than twice as much as the scheme has actually paid out – because the rules have been applied too strictly, the Charity Finance Group annual conference heard yesterday.

The Charity Commission faced with eye watering cut backs, doesn't have a choice in the matter. This is a great opportunity for the voluntary sector to rise up and work together to fill the vacuum created by the cuts.

» Umbrella bodies critical about taking Charity Commission advice role

Martin Clarke, chair of the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association

Chief executives' body Acevo has launched a commission to advise charities and social enterprises on ethical and responsible investment.

MPs call for more anti-terrorism powers and funding for Commission

The Charity Commission must be given more money and new powers to combat “bogus charities” which support terrorism, according to a report published today by a Commons committee.

Priti Patel MP

Priti Patel, the Conservative MP who helped compile the figures for the news story which sparked the NCVO pay inquiry, has welcomed new guidance for trustees on setting charity executive pay, saying it should trigger a “transformation” in charities' accountability.

Indiana Jones Credit John Griffiths

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