CAF responds to the Autumn Statement and Spending Review

25 November 2015

The Charities Aid Foundation has responded to today’s Spending Review and Autumn Statement.

John Low, Chief Executive of the Charities Aid Foundation, said: “As the Government makes potentially big changes to the way government funds and delivers services for people, ministers must work with charities to ensure people have the support and help  they need if the state pulls back.

“The Chancellor’s emphasis on expanding the National Citizen Service and his windfall grants to a number of charities are undoubtedly good news for those involved, but the impact of the longer term financial settlement on charities is yet to be fully understood. At a time when there is a need to strengthen local communities, we need to ensure that charities retain their pivotal role in society and are not simply expected to fill the gap left by cuts.

 “It’s more vital than ever that charities invest in building public trust and support so they can operate in difficult times ahead

“Clearly we have to secure our own future rather than look to Government. Charities must pull together to ensure the long term health of the sector on behalf of all our beneficiaries.”

The Charities Aid Foundation is a UK-based global charity which helps people and businesses support the causes they care about, and provides financial services designed for the charitable sector.

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