In his 2011 budget George Osborne announced the introduction of the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme with effect from April 2013 that is intended to enable charities to obtain up to £1250 in “Gift Aid” on small cash donations of up to £5,000 per year without the need for keeping the usual Gift Aid records.
BWB's Stephen Lloyd, co-authored by a Partner at Linklaters, Lucy Fergusson have prepared this paper on Mission Locked Social Business.
BWB's Charity & Social Enterprise team provide highlights of this week's Charity website announcements.
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The FCA has published its detailed rules for the FCA regime for consumer credit (PS14/3), which sets out the final text of the FCA's new Consumer Credit sourcebook (CONC).
The long awaited Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), the new legal form for charities finally became available in January 2013. The first CIOs – including The Better Way To Be Foundation, established by BWB partners for their own charitable giving - were registered on 2 January.
On 6 April 2014 UKVI will be introducing a change to the Immigration Rules to cater for Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) (ICT) migrants who are subject to a TUPE transfer. The change will be relevant to migrants who wish to extend their stay in the UK under that category.
BWB and RPC have developed the new press standards body for newspapers and magazines, using criteria laid out in the Leveson Report.
BWB's Edward Pitt writes about the government's ongoing 'Balance of Competences' review and how the EU Treaties work in preparation for deciding the next steps to take on renegotiation of the terms of the UK's membership in the EU.
BWB provides highlights of this week's Charity website announcements in its new format, the BWB Briefing.
The recent furore over enabling Tier 1 (Investor) migrants to make a substantial further philanthropic investment as a means of achieving residence in the UK has taken Philip Trott, Head of Immigration by surprise.
Social Gaming UK: Office of Fair Trading announces eight new principles for online and mobile app games - Gemma Boore >
BWB's Gemma Boore writes an article on the Office of Fair Trading's eight new principles for online and mobile app games.
The government’s controversial new Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act came into force on 30 January 2014 and will have wide ranging implications for the voluntary sector.
BWB's Mary Groom comments on current legislation for childcare, nursery schools and their conversion.
RPC and BWB lead on the creation of Leveson’s new press regulation system. BWB's Philip Kirkpatrick led the drafting of the new watchdog's and separate regulatory funding body's corporate framework.
BWB's Simon Steeden says the sector now needs to turn its attention to the next front: ensuring that the Electoral Commission's guidance is fit for purpose.
Churches and charity law: where do things stand after the Preston Down Trust ruling? - Christian Today >
Stephanie Biden comments on the recent Preston Down Trust ruling.
BWB's Stephanie Biden says the case of the Preston Down Trust presents reassurance and a note of caution for other Christian churches in their dealings with the Charity Commission.
BWB provides highlights of this week's Charity website announcements.