Opportunities for children’s services innovators: funding applications and consultation on future inspection >
Earlier this year it was announced that the Children and Social Work Bill would herald an overhaul of social work and children’s services.
Employers have common law and statutory duties relating to the health and safety of their employees, volunteers, contractors and visitors. In particular, the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (“HSA”) provides that an employer must maintain a safe working environment, and provide information and training to employees on reducing the risks posed by any hazards. Lucy McLynn discusses aspects of health and safety law.
For further reflections on what the EU referendum result means for our sector, today's briefing includes a link to a summary of key points from BWB's seminar/discussion held last week.
Only three weeks after the referendum which has set in train the most profound social and political changes in decades, it is too early to say with any certainty exactly how UK charities and social enterprises will be affected. Much will depend on the details of the new UK-EU relationship post-Brexit. That charities and social enterprises will, as ever, have an important role in the changing social landscape is one of the few certainties.
Lucy McLynn discusses the Working Time Regulations 1998 (“WTR”), which provide some important rights for all workers in the UK (apart from the genuinely self-employed who are working on a business-client basis, and certain narrow categories of workers who are exempt from some provisions).
In this week's Briefing: the Charity Commission has published its annual report, the new Fundraising Regulator has officially launched and the Social Finance Global Network has launched its latest white paper, Social Impact Bonds: The Early Years.
Judicial review reforms: Charities not to be exempt from requirements on financial information disclosure >
The government has published its response to its consultation on the implementation of judicial review reforms which will require claimants bringing a judicial review to provide certain financial information.
A tenant will often want to carry out works to its premises during the term of a lease.
It has only been two weeks since the result of the EU referendum, and already our political landscape has undergone a transformation.
All workers including agency workers and former workers and also job applicants are protected from discrimination in, and in the context of, the “employment” (in this broad sense) on grounds of "protected characteristics". Lucy McLynn outlines the principle forms of discrimination.
In this week's Briefing, updates relating to the recent EU referendum result; the Charity Commission has begun a consultation on its new warning power; and Big Society Capital has published the results of research carried out by New Philanthropy Capital in social investment tax relief.
BWB's Rosamund McCarthy has been quoted in Third Sector and Civil Society Media expressing her concerns about the draft guidance published by the Charity Commission's on its new power to issue official warnings to charities.