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SHINING THE SPOTLIGHT ON CHARITIES

We work to create a positive climate for charities to operate in and raise awareness of the impact that they make.
 
This blog features our take on what’s going on in the world of charities, ranging from the latest in legislation to what emerging trends and themes across society mean for the future of the sector. Keep up-to-date as we unpick the political, social and news environment and what it all means for charities.

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  • 16 January 2020 

    Government must work with charities to achieve their five principles for technology

    Read our response to yesterday's speech by The Baroness Morgan of Cotes, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport who set out the five principles she sees as critically important to make the “digital revolution” work for everyone. We believe civil society is essential to achieve these aims and reveal how CAF’s own work supports them. 
  • 18 December 2019 

    A new government in place, what would charities like to see?

    The 12 December election brought in a newly invigorated Conservative government and has returned Boris Johnson to Downing Street. Here is a look at the Conservatives’ stated position on all things civil society and policy areas that CAF will be watching as the new government takes shape.
  • 13 December 2019 

    Charity champion MPs among fresh faces in election

    Last night saw seismic changes to the make up of Parliament with more than 150 new faces entering the House of Commons for the first time.
  • 6 December 2019 

    CAF hosts The Charity Debate

    On 4 December 2019 CAF hosted The Charity Debate in partnership with NCVO.  Find out what the Brexit, Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat and Green political parties had to say about charity, ahead of the 2019 election.
  • 27 November 2019 

    Briefing: SNP manifesto 2019

    The SNP launched their manifesto today, but what’s in it for charities? Read our review.

  • 25 November 2019 

    Briefing: Conservative and Unionist Party manifesto 2019

    The Conservative and Unionist Party manifesto says who they stand for, including “those who give their time to help others – the charities, community groups and volunteers who already do so much to make our country a better place”. Read our review.

  • 22 November 2019 

    Briefing: Labour manifesto 2019

    1) Charity's relationship with the state 2) A new agenda for DFID 3) Control for local people... three things we noticed in the Labour manifesto alongside commitments like a pledge to “work with organisations and charities already making the UK a more equal and fairer society”. Read our review.

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