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Don Bawtree: Autumn Statement widens the scope of museums and galleries tax relief

Don Bawtree: Autumn Statement widens the scope of museums and galleries tax relief

Plus: Worrying moves on business rates in Northern Ireland; draft code published by the Code of Good Governance Steering Group

Kate Rogers: Political uncertainty is the likely theme in 2017

Kate Rogers: Political uncertainty is the likely theme in 2017

For the UK economy and sterling, the Brexit negotiations will be a key determinant of sentiment and direction, writes our columnist

Chasing the money

Chasing the money

What do you do when someone who is raising cash for you does not hand it over? Rebecca Cooney reports

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Kate Sayer: A reminder - the words are just as important as the numbers

Kate Sayer: A reminder - the words are just as important as the numbers

A budget without written assumptions is about as good as a random set of numbers, writes our columnist

Tim Jones - The man who is trying to give SIBs a good name

Tim Jones - The man who is trying to give SIBs a good name

The chief executive of Allia believes social impact bonds can help to democratise society

Don Bawtree: New guidance from the Financial Reporting Council

Don Bawtree: New guidance from the Financial Reporting Council

Plus: fraud in the charity sector

FD in five minutes: Martin Miles

FD in five minutes: Martin Miles

The career path taken by the chief finance officer at the British Heart Foundation

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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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