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Don Bawtree: Significant changes to matters of material significance reporting

Don Bawtree: Significant changes to matters of material significance reporting

Plus: new tax changes; the House of Lords Select Committee on Charities; and the Charities' Aid Foundation

FD in five minutes: Karen Steed

FD in five minutes: Karen Steed

The finance director at the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity has Wembley Stadium and Abbey Road on her mind

Don Bawtree: Financial Reporting Council plans to review corporate governance

Don Bawtree: Financial Reporting Council plans to review corporate governance

The review is likely to build on themes that already resonate in the sector, writes the columnist

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Kate Rogers: Amid the turmoil, we must remain rational

Kate Rogers: Amid the turmoil, we must remain rational

Investing for the long term is still key in spite of recent political events, argues our columnist

Sector fears rise in the insurance premium tax

Sector fears rise in the insurance premium tax

A new rate of 12 per cent will cost charities £48m a year from June, according to opponents of the levy

Kate Rogers: Maintaining trust in a post-truth world

Kate Rogers: Maintaining trust in a post-truth world

Authenticity and consistency are key ingredients of trust, writes our columnist, and must be carefully managed

Don Bawtree: Commission's annual report on financial abuse and mismanagement

Don Bawtree: Commission's annual report on financial abuse and mismanagement

Our columnist's regular update on the issues affecting charity finance professionals

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Focus On... Investment

The ethical minefield of investment funds

The ethical minefield of investment funds

Revelations by the BBC's Panorama programme last year once more raised the issue of investments that appear to run counter to a charity's objects. Patrick McCurry assesses the latest thinking

Have emerging markets lost their attraction?

Have emerging markets lost their attraction?

Both Russia and China have experienced rapid economic growth compared with their western rivals, but economic and political difficulties might have dampened their allure. Edward Lander reports

Do common investment funds have a future?

Do common investment funds have a future?

Newton and the Charities Aid Foundation are among those that have recently decided to close their CIFs. Edward Lander looks at the pros and cons of this special financial vehicle

Interview: John Harrison

Interview: John Harrison

The professor at Cass Business School says charities tend to be conservative investors and thus reap lower returns

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