Policy and public affairs

CFG's policy work aims to build a better operating environment for charities.


  • Represent CFG members’ views and those of the wider charity sector to government, regulators, policy shapers and decision makers at all levels
  • Actively shape policy and legislation through consultation responses, surveys, research and involvement in working groups
  • Campaign for a better operating environment for charities
  • Ensure our members are kept up-to-date about new developments that may impact on their daily work
  • Champion high standards in financial management through good practice publications and information sharing forums. 

If you would like to speak to one of the team, contact us at policy@cfg.org.uk.

If you wish to view pages from this section prior to April 2015, please visit the Policy Archive.

Latest policy updates

29/11/2017: CFG has submitted its proposed revisions and recommendations on charities Annual Return 2018. Our response draws on the evidence gathered through our consultation process with our members and the wider sector.

Counter Fraud Campaign

Fraud is one of the biggest challenges facing the charity sector. To acknowledge the work charities are doing to combat fraud and support them to stay ahead of the game, we have launched our Counter Fraud Pledge. Will you join us?

Have your say

Contribute to our consultation responses and surveys and participate in banking and accounting forums

Banking and Social Investment

CFG's resources and policy lines on banking issues, including online giving platforms, social investment, foreign exchange and financial access.

Finance, accounting and regulation

Our policy position and available resources on Charities SORP, fraud, charity law & regulation and the Lobbying Act.


Our work on auto-enrolment and pension deficits, and Pensions Maze best practice guide

Public services

Key issues in public service delivery - CFG's policy position on these and links to key resources.

Tax and VAT

Our work on charity tax reliefs and Gift Aid, direct tax and VAT.

Policy Archive

Our policy and public affairs work prior to 2010

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