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Age UK’s Financial Governance Team provides are range of support to local and national Age UKs, from guidance documents to Finance Network Meetings and much more besides! Take a look at the support available below and click here to sign up for updates in our newsletter Signpost.

Latest News

Take a look below at the latest financial news, advice, events, and resources shared by Age UK’s Financial Governance Team.

These updates appear in our newsletter Signpost which you can sign up for, along with our occasional Finance Focus emails, here.

Financial Governance Essentials | Workshop Recordings Available
May 24, 20233 min read
Age UK’s Financial Governance Team recently delivered a support programme of five workshops. The edited recordings are now available upon request along with a copy of the supporting slides and resources shared for each workshop.
Finance Focus: The risks of operating an organisation without applying full cost recovery principles
May 24, 20233 min read
This article from the Financial Governance Team outlines what full cost recovery principles are and why they are so important, using a recent example from Hospice UK which was featured in the latest issue of Charity Finance.
New Internal Financial Controls Guidance from the Charity Commission
May 24, 20232 min read
The Charity Commission is calling on charities to check their internal financial controls with the help of its redesigned guidance which was published Wednesday 26 April 2023.

Finance Network Meetings

Age UK’s Financial Governance Team run regular meetings for staff across the Age UK Network. These Finance Network Meetings cover a range of topics to support local Age UKs as we continue to emerge from the pandemic.

Next Finance Network Meeting:
Reminder: First Cyber Security webinar takes place Wednesday 7 June
May 31, 20232 min read
A reminder that the first cyber security webinar will take place on Wednesday 7 June. Cyber Security Adviser Jez Rogers will offer some practical steps you can take to protect against cyber crime.
Previous Finance Network Meetings:

Read on to view recordings of the latest Finance Network Meetings.

“VAT Update with Crowe UK” | 15 February 2023

At this Finance Network Meeting, staff from Crowe LLP updated on all things VAT, including highlighting the most important issues to consider.

“What can, should and must charity leaders do next?” | 25 January 2023

Nick Wilkie of Bayes Business School presented on the subject: ‘In an outlook of increasing demand, spiralling costs and falling income, what can, should and must charity leaders do next?’

> 2022 Finance Network Meetings
“Finance Function as a Business Partner” | 12 Dec 2022

Simon Hopkins, Director of Finance and Corporate Resources at Versus Arthritis, gave his insights on the topic “Finance Function as a Business Partner”.

“Importance of Good Financial Governance” | 22 Oct 2022

Judith Miller, a Partner in Sayer Vincent, presented on the very topical subject of “The Importance of Good Financial Governance”.

“Maximising Property Assets” | 21 Sept 2022

Nick Sladden, and William Ray presented on the topic ‘Maximising property potential and protecting property assets.’

Salary Exchange Session | 14th Sept 2022

This was an Information Session to discuss different options local Age UKs can explore to support current and new staff during the cost of living crisis.

“Charity Reserves” | 20th July 2022

This Finance Network Meeting saw Katie Cooper and Lucy Rowley from BDO LLP take an in-depth look at ‘Charity Reserves.’

“Essentials of Good Financial Reporting” | 29th June 2022

At the June Finance Network Meeting, Naziar Hashemi and Mark Atkinson from Crowe U.K. LLP presented on the topic ‘SORP – essentials of good financial reporting.’

“Big Plans, Strategy and Business Models” | 19th January 2022

Nick Wilkie, former charity chief executive, government policy adviser and visiting lecturer at The Centre for Charity Effectiveness, presented on the primary topic: Big Plans, Strategy and Business Models – thinking out loud.

Get in touch!

Age UK’s Financial Governance Team are here to provide financial guidance and support to any local or national Age UKs that require it.

Please get in touch with John Fox and David Chenery to find out more.

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