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 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.
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.
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.
The Institute of Fundraising and Charity Finance Group have launched a free guide to selecting and using online giving platforms.
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.
After a year in which a number of CIFs have closed, Ian Allsop assesses the future of pooled funds in the charity sector.
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.