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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
  • Bank disclosure
  • Impact measurement and reporting

RecentĀ  consultation responses

In March 2014 we submitted a response to the Treasury Select Committee SME lending inquiry, which can be downloaded here.

In autumn 2013 we submitted a response to the government’s consultation on the proposed Social Investment Tax Relief. . Our response can be downloaded here.