In this round-up, Emma Knuckey summarises some of the recent developments at the Charity Commission.
The employment relationship may end for a variety of reasons. Some terminations are highly contentious and the process may entail a period of intense negotiation.
In this week's Charity Briefing: The Charity Commission has launched a consultation on draft revised guidance for serious incident reporting; The Charity Tribunal has upheld a decision of the Charity Commission to remove The 1Click Charitable Trust from the register of charities; The government has announced plans to make company directors personally liable for fines under the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations; New Philanthropy Capital has published a new report “Freeing up Health Analysis”; The Prime Minister and Communities Secretary Sajid Javid have announced a £40 million homelessness prevention programme.
Despite the general presumption that public authorities should be free to carry out their duties without fear of claims against them, there are some circumstances in which claims for damages may be upheld.
We are responding to the invitation to submit comments on the final recommendations produced by the FPS Working Group (“the Report”). Thank you for providing us with the opportunity to provide further feedback.
On Monday, Professor Jay announced a new strategy to ensure the Inquiry meets its remit (see the press release and full statement). In particular, she expressed the view that the Terms of Reference are achievable because she is proceeding on the basis that the Inquiry will not seek to replicate a traditional public inquiry in respect of each of the thousands of institutions that fall within its remit.
An individual can be an employee, a worker, a volunteer or self-employed. This status will determine the rights and responsibilities that individuals and organisations owe each other in the working relationship.
In this week's Charity Briefing: The Institute of Fundraising has launched "Trustees and fundraising: a practical handbook"; the Care Quality Commission has published its Annual "State of Care" report; the Intellectual Property Office has launched a new toolkit; the European Commission has published a study on financing models; and Social Finance has published two new reports.
As many of you will be aware, on 1st November new requirements come into force for certain fundraising agreements. Charities, professional fundraisers and commercial participators should definitely ensure any new agreements entered into after 1st November meet the new requirements.
The Care Quality Commission (“CQC”) published its annual State of Care report on 13 October 2016. The report sets out the CQC’s assessment of the quality of health and adult social care across England in 2015/16 based on its inspections of services and the ratings awarded to providers.
While the possibility of a British Bill of Rights and Responsibilities (‘the Bill’) has been on the political agenda for some years, only recently has it moved towards becoming a reality, with a consultation promised by the government in 2016.
It has been just over a year since the crisis that struck charity fundraising following the death of the charity volunteer fundraiser Olive Cooke. This two part special feature highlights developments in fundraising and data protection since then.
The BWB Compliance team were excited to attend the 2016 LendIt Europe Conference.