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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Charity Finance Group raided its free reserves to the tune of £187,510 last year to carry out a change programme and move offices, its latest annual report and accounts reveal.
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.
A proposal for a general power to make it easier for charities to participate in social investment has received broad support from sector representatives.
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.
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 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, 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.