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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Sector highlights concerns over involvement of Charity Commission board, following NAO report

Various sector bodies have echoed concerns, which were highlighted by the National Audit Office in its follow-up report on the Charity Commission, about the risk that the board’s “continuing close involvement in executive matters could become the norm”.

CFG chief warns on risks of transparency

CFG chief executive Caron Bradshaw has warned that the sector’s drive to open itself up to ever-greater public scrutiny risks warping the true picture of what charities do.


Transparency - what is it really?

Caron Bradshaw contends that less is usually more in the sector’s drive to open itself up to scrutiny and boost public trust.

George Osborne

Charity sector leaders welcomed VAT rebates and a generous upper limit for social investment tax relief in the Autumn Statement today, but expressed concerns about a planned review of business rates.

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

CFG board was in the dark about reserves drop

CFG's trustees did not become aware that its reserves had plunged by nearly three-quarters until two months after the end of the financial year, Civil Society News has learned.
 

Charity Commission backs down over campaigning spend in annual return

The Charity Commission has said it will not ask charities for their campaigning spend in their annual returns for 2015, but sector infrastructure bodies have criticised a suggestion it may ask for this information in future years.

IoF and CFG launch free guide to online giving platforms

The Institute of Fundraising and Charity Finance Group have launched a free guide to selecting and using online giving platforms.

Pooled Funds Survey 2014: Dipping into new pools

After a year in which a number of CIFs have closed, Ian Allsop assesses the future of pooled funds in the charity sector.

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