New regulations have relaxed some of the requirements surrounding company names, while legislation currently before Parliament is due to affect the rules on company record keeping and filing.
Apart from death and taxes, perhaps the next most certain thing in life is that each new generation is considered by its parents to be more slothful, more wasteful and more selfish than its predecessors. With Generation Y, or millennials, the young people born roughly between 1985 and 1995 and now embarking on their careers, this is more pronounced than ever before, with Time magazine last year running a front page entitled “The Me Me Me Generation: millennials are lazy, entitled narcissists who still live with their parents.”
BWB Partner Simon Steeden has recently been appointed by the Cabinet Office to advise Lord Hodgson’s statutory review of the non-party campaigning rules under the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000, as amended by the “Lobbying Act”. Simon will advise the review alongside Helen Mountfield QC of Matrix Chambers, taking account of his extensive experience of advising clients on political campaigning and election law.
A 15% discount is now available for BWB clients booking on the DSC/BWB Annual Charity Law Conference on 14 May. Book here quoting the code “bwb15”.
Rosamund McCarthy: Charities must not be silenced on political issues ahead of the election - Civil Society >
Rosamund McCarthy says that charities represent the public and the upcoming election shows that they must have more freedom to speak out on political issues.
Robert Houchill, senior paralegal in our Immigration department, has become the first person to qualify as a solicitor through the method of ‘equivalent means’.
Simon Steeden outlines the rules on campaigning that charities should bear in mind as the election approaches.
Sarah Payne considers the effects of proposed changes to the rules on how charities can use lotteries for fundraising.
Got a view about what the Charity Commission’s priorities should be? Then book your place at the DSC/BWB Annual Charity Law Conference and take part in the plenary debate. It’s your chance to put your view to our panel which includes Paula Sussex, Chief Executive of the Charity Commission. For more details see here.
This week’s Briefing is shorter than usual - with the beginning of the pre-election period, there have been very few announcements from Government departments.
Melanie Carter outlines the basics of pre-election spending for non-party organisations.
The Charity Commission has published two reports on the quality of charity accounts.
Zero-hours contracts have long been a hot topic, and with less than 30 days until the general election the issue is again in the spotlight.
Augustus Della-Porta examines the impact of counter-terrorism law on charities delivering humanitarian aid in areas of conflict.
The General Power of Competence gives local authorities new regulatory powers, but what does it mean in practice? Melanie Carter explains.
Shared Parental Leave and other parental rights
The new shared parental leave scheme takes full effect from 5 April 2015.
BWB is delighted to announce the promotion of Paul Jennings to partner in its highly successful employment department.
Lawrence Simanowitz, Partner in BWB's Charity and Social Enterprise Department, will appear in a live Third Sector debate at Royal Society of Arts on Monday 13 April.