BWB are proud to have contributed to new faith-based publication 'What a difference faith makes', offering insight into faith-based charities.
In this week's Briefing, the introduction of provisions to automatically disqualify certain individuals from charity trusteeship has been put back until at least September 2017; the Fundraising Regulator has published its adjudication decision on Neet Feet; the Ministry of Justice has published a report to the Joint Committee on Human Rights; and the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has announced that it is opening up its data for third party use.
BWB is delighted to have won 'Most Committed Company to the Sector' at Institute of Fundraising’s Awards 2016.
BWB's Simon Steeden has written a feature article in Solicitors Journal Charities & Appeals Supplement on how charities could be affected by the legal and financial uncertainty following the UK’s vote to leave the EU.
The arrival of the festive season is usually a time for merriment but for employers it brings with it the challenges involved with sourcing additional staff to meet increased consumer demand. As UK Visas & Immigration (‘UKVI’) continues its focus on creating a “hostile environment”, employers are under ever increasing pressure to ensure they do not employ illegal workers.
From 6 April 2017, the amount of investment social enterprises aged up to 7 years old can raise through Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) will increase to £1.5 million. Other changes will be made to ensure that the scheme is well targeted.
Writing in a personal capacity, David Hunter of Bates Wells Braithwaite laments that social investment is becoming more about returns than impact.
Simon Steeden considers how charities could be affected by the legal and financial uncertainty following the UK's vote to leave the EU.
In this week's Briefing, HM Treasury published further consultation on simplifying the Gift Aid donor benefit rules; the government has announced new funding; New Philanthropy Capital has published a new report: and the Department of Health has published new guidance on adult social care market shaping.
The new social investment power introduced by the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 came into force on 31 July 2016. BWB's Luke Fletcher and Oliver Hunt discuss what this new power means for trustees.
The duty to act proportionately in the exercise of public functions has, to date, arisen in discrete areas of law within our unconsolidated constitution. Emma Dowden-Teale explains the duty and its development.
In this week's Briefing: the Charity Commission and Fundraising Regulator have issued an alert about working with third party fundraisers; the Information Commissioner's Office has issued several fines; the Crown Commercial Service has published the Public Contracts Regulations 2015: Guidance on social and environmental aspects; and the Law Commission has published a call for evidence on pension funds and social investment.
BWB's Emma Dowden-Teale and Claire Whittle have written an article for Civil Engineering Surveyor on a recent procurement case.
BWB has responded to HM Treasury’s consultation on the transposition of the fourth money laundering directive into UK law.