Policy and Campaigning
The CDFA’s Policy and Research department tracks the issues affecting our members’ work. It provides advice and policy briefings on a range of topics, responds to government consultations, and keeps members updated with the latest policy and funding developments. The team also manages cdfa‘s annual survey of CDFIs, Inside Community Finance. The information collected by this survey is vital to building greater understanding of the CDFI sector and its needs.
Our policy and research work is currently focused on:
Community Investment Tax Relief
Consumer Credit regulation
Enterprise Finance Guarantee
Impact measurement and reporting
Social Investment Tax Relief
We also recently submitted a response to the government’s consultation on the proposed Social Investment Tax Relief. As CDFIs are considered to be social enterprises, and some also qualify for Community Investment Tax Relief, this is of great significance to many of our members. Our response can be downloaded here.