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The Independent Inquiry has suspended its lead legal counsel over concerns about his leadership of the Inquiry’s counsel team.
Lucy McLynn and Victoria Cook explain that it’s crucial for charities and social enterprises to be clear on their organisation’s relationships with its volunteers.
Bates Wells Braithwaite, HCT Group and E3M’s Bold Commissioners network have released a new report, The art of the possible in public procurement, examining the implications of the new Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and the options the regulations provide for public service commissioners. The report also presents a set of scenarios that seek to demonstrate the scope of what the regulations allow commissioners to do.
Civil Society has reported on the events and discussions which took place at BWB’s annual Charity Tea Party on Thursday 22nd September.
In this week's Briefing, the Small Charitable Donations and Childcare Payments Bill 2016-17 has had its first reading in Parliament; the Business, Innovation and Skills House of Commons Select Committee has launched an inquiry on corporate governance; the House of Lords Constitution Committee published a report last week on the process for invoking Article 50; the Home Office has launched a programme of support for frontline organisations working to challenge extremism in their communities; and the King’s Fund has published a report “Social care for older people: home truths”.
Under new rules introduced by the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 large companies and large LLPs will be under an obligation to report on their payment practices and performance.
BWB's Rupert Earle has contributed to Ad Law, a practical guide to the law and regulation of advertising and marketing communications.
In this week's Briefing, HRMC has published a museums and galleries tax relief consultation; an update from the long running VAT case relating to the water sports club Longridge on Thames; and the government has announced that it will be carrying out a full consultation on caste discrimination.
All employees must have a written contract of employment, which must contain certain minimum information. However, parties can (and should) carefully consider what other terms they want to include in their employment contracts. Whilst such terms are optional, they provide clarity and structure to the employment relationship. Paul Seath outlines the minimum provisions that an employer must include.
BWB’s Public and Regulatory team summarise the latest developments in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.
Attempting to regulate employees’ appearance through a dress code can be an absolute minefield for employers, with so much scope for falling foul of the law and breaching employee rights.