Muslim charities face a perfect storm >

Recent high-profile media coverage has heightened fears of a terrorist attack. Whilst a serious threat, are the preventative actions against it proportionate? Augustus Della-Porta looks behind the recent bad press that Muslim charities have received.

Posted on 04 Mar 2015 in BWB Publications Read More >

Charities involved in successful judicial review challenge to legal aid regulations >

The High Court has found that regulations determining when legal service providers can be paid for legal aid work in judicial review claims are unlawful, following a challenge brought by a four law firms and Shelter, a housing and homelessness charity. The case was supported by evidence from a number of other law firms and charities, including Coram Children’s Legal Centre, the Howard Legal for Penal Reform, and Medical Justice. This case will be of particular interest to those charities/NGOs whose area of interest or campaign objectives are affected by judicial review.

Posted on 04 Mar 2015 in Legal Updates Read More >

Insight: Vaping at work - where should employers draw the line? >

“Vape” was the English word of 2014, according to the Oxford English Dictionary. This was the first time that many people will have become familiar with the concept of e-cigarettes and, particularly, ‘vaping’. E-cigarettes are battery operated devices, shaped like cigarettes or cigars, which have a heating element that vaporises a liquid solution and the vapour is then inhaled. The liquid usually contains nicotine, and may contain flavouring (a vaping café in Shoreditch boasts dozens of flavours, including bubblegum).

 

Posted on 27 Feb 2015 in Legal Updates Read More >

Forthcoming changes to the Immigration Rules for visitors >

In February 2015 UK Visas and Immigration (‘UKVI’ - formerly the UK Border Agency) will present to Parliament proposed changes to the Immigration Rules (‘the Rules’) to come in to effect in April 2015. A primary objective of the changes is to provide more flexibility as well as greater clarity in respect of the activities that can be performed by visitors.

Posted on 20 Feb 2015 in Legal Updates Read More >

BWB attends the Community Energy England event to discuss the current FCA position on community energy co-operatives and the proposed transition from Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme and Social Investment Scheme to Enterprise Investment Tax Relief >

Simon Steeden attended the Community Energy England event on 14 January 2015 and presented an outline of the transition from Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) to Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR).

Posted on 20 Feb 2015 in BWB News Read More >