Policy Archive

Here you will find all CFG's archived policy content.


Our work on mainstream (incl. pooled fund), ethical and social investment, and investment support initiative


Background information on auto-enrolment and links to other resources

Bank De-Risking

Read more about CFG's work on bank de-risking

Foreign Exchange

Our best practice guide on foreign exchange and background info for charities

Taking payments online

As charity supporters have become increasingly familiar with digital financial transactions, taking donations online has become essential.

Charity law and regulation

Our work on Charities Act 2006 and reviews, Bribery Act 2010 and Charity Commission review


Our work on the proposed abolition of cheques and other changes to payments methods

Pension Deficits

Our work on pension liabilities and debts, including multi-employer and defined benefit schemes

2010 Election

Our work in advance of the 2010 election and engagement shortly afterwards


Our work on banking prior to 2010

Future of Charity Reporting

Our work on financial reporting standards and changes to Charities SORP

Latest from HMRC and HMT

Find out about the areas we have most recently been working on in tax and VAT

Charity Tax Reliefs and Gift Aid

Our work on Gift Aid reform, Small Donations Scheme, Charities Online and charity tax reliefs

Coalition watch

Our work on Budgets, Comprehensive Spending Reviews, Big Society and engagement with the Coalition

Recession Watch

Links to guidance and support made available to charities early in the recession

Direct Tax

An overview of direct tax rules for charities, including trading, iXBRL and controlling persons


An overview of VAT rules for charities and details of our work on VAT

SORP resources

Links to websites for further information on Charities SORP

Funding and Commissioning

Our work to support charities delivering public services

Fraud and Whistleblowing

Our best practice guide on fraud, National Fraud Indicator and guidance on reporting fraud

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