Streetbank, who enable people to share everyday items with their neighbours, had their application for charitable status rejected by the charity commission three years ago. Disputing this decision, Streetbank now has the backing of BWB who argue that there is an inherent public benefit to encouraging people to be good neighbours.
Stephen's memorial service will take place on the 21 January 2015 at 11:00am at St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square. Please click here for more information.
All are very welcome to attend. Please feel free to notify other networks, with no need to RSVP.
All of us at BWB wish you a relaxing and restorative break over Christmas and we look forward to working with you in 2015.
Our gift to you is a break from information overload over the Christmas period – our next BWB Briefing will be sent out the first week of January with a summary of all the news and announcements over the festive season.
In October 2014 the FCA released consultation paper 14/22, in which it sought views on the general guidance it plans to publish on the exercise of its functions as Registrar of mutual societies under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014.
As more and more people remain in work into their later years, Anna Worthington looks at the impact on employers.
Melanie Carter: Wording of House of Lords Bill will deter charities in judicial review interventions - Third Sector >
Following the House of Lord's acceptance of government amendments to the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill, Melanie Carter is quoted in the Third Sector as saying that these new rulings, "would undermine the capacity of charities to protect the vulnerable."
Writing for iNTERGAMINGi Magazine, BWB’s Gemma Boore discusses the implications of the new UK Gambling Act on gambling operators, affiliates and software providers.
To honour the memory of the inspirational lawyer Stephen Lloyd, who died earlier this year, BWB Charitable Incorporated Organisation, together with friends and admirers of Stephen, has announced a memorial award to be launched in 2015.
Data protection remains a key issue to get to grips with – see today’s Briefing for the latest £70,000 fine in relation to sending unsolicited marketing text messages.
Sign up to Living Governance on Thursday, to reflect on your governance in-tray.
Read a summary of our recent Education Forum on multi-academy trusts.
Tomorrow at 10am Lucy McLynn will be speaking on Share Radio, a new station with a focus on business and finance, about Shared Parental Leave.
In its Autumn Statement today the government has announced a reform to Stamp Duty Land Tax on residential property transactions. The reform will apply to residential property purchases throughout the UK and will apply to property purchases in Scotland until Land and Buildings Transactions Tax (LBTT) replaces SDLT for transactions from 1 April 2015.
Civil Society reports that a number of legal bodies, including BWB, have backed calls for MPs to retain the Lords' amendments to the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill.
The Institute of Fundraising has updated the Code of Fundraising Practice to introduce a new standard for those fundraising with people in vulnerable circumstances.
Part of a membership organisation? Key Legal Issues for Membership Organisations will be happening this Friday. Find out more here.
The Upper Tribunal rules that the charity Longridge on the Thames is not liable for VAT on the construction costs of a new training facility.
Recent high profile cases have highlighted the risks which arise when organisations fail properly to act on whistleblowing.
BWB was out in force on Wednesday night to support the UK Social Enterprise Awards 2014.
Our comprehensive summary looks at Social Investment Tax Relief, how it works and how it can be useful to your organisation.
A broad coalition of charities and NGOs have put together a briefing to oppose the Government proposals to limit and restrict access to judicial review in the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill.
Yesterday at 4pm, Lucy McLynn joined the panel on BBC Radio 4’s Money Box Live. The show was a special edition for Carer’s Rights Day, happening on Friday 28th November.
Longridge on The Thames has won a significant VAT victory for charities. See today's Briefing for full details.
Calling all membership organisations. Sign up now for our special session on 5 December. See here for more details.