Policy and campaigns


Keep up-to-date with our views on the latest charity sector developments and get our take on what’s happening in the world of government and politics.


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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    20 July 2017

    Charity Campaigning - the current climate

    In the aftermath of the general election, what does the Charity Commission's analysis tell us about charity campaigning, and how discussion at an EU level could impact the closing space for civil society both at home and abroad.
    Find out more
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    18 July 2017

    Local Politics & Philanthropy; time for a debate

    There has been a great deal of political focus in recent years on trying to address the challenges facing our towns and cities, but one element that has been absent from many of the political discussions on this topic is philanthropy. We ask why.

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  • Westminster from sky
    21 June 2017

    The Queen's Speech and the new Parliament - our round-up

    We take a look at what's in the Queen's Speech, what opportunities it will give to charities, and what appointments have been made in government.
    See what we've learned
  • Ideas
    20 June 2017

    Strong and Stable for the Many, Not the Few

    Ahead of the Queen's Speech, CAF has published a paper setting out the areas where government should work with charities, and look to harness the unique contribution that they make to build a stronger society.
    Find out more
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    12 June 2017

    New MPs and their charity links

    We've taken a look at the list of new intake MPs and their links to charities.
    Click here to read this blog about new MP links to charities


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