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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Charities have continued to see a increase in demand for their services over the past year, according to the latest Managing in the New Normal report.
Umbrella bodies have written to the minister for civil society to raise concerns that a transparency regime could cause funders to scale back on grants, and have called for the exemption of charities.
The Charity Commission has updated its trustee guidance on reserves, CC19, but the Charity Finance Group has objected to its failure to consult on it first and expressed concerns that it could make the sector less resilient.
The Charity Finance Group has written to the skills minister to highlight the need for sector representation on the board for the apprenticeship levy, and has raised concerns over the implications of redistributing charitable funds.
Charity Finance Group, Navca and the Small Charities Coalition have jointly written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer calling for the Charity Commission’s budget to return to its 2009/10 level.
The government must amend public sector contracts with charities to take into account the £500m costs of the National Living Wage, the Chancellor has been told.
The Charity Finance Group has tripled the size of its free reserves in the last financial year, after spending most of the pot on an office move and restructure the year before.