In this Autumn edition of the Charity Update:
- The launch of our new BWB Get Legal service – an online resource for purchasing affordable, bespoke legal documents, introduced by Thea Longley and Lucinda Ellen.
- Fundraising practices have been the subject of intense scrutiny in recent months. Christine Rigby summarises the current situation, while Leticia Jennings examines the complexities for charities when left a gift of shares.
- The digital world is increasingly integral to the successful running of charities. Onboard’s Tesse Akpeki argues that boards should do more to exploit the opportunities of new technology and Catharina Waller discusses some of the issues arising for charities from the release of new domain names.
- Charity Commission’s new guide on the duties of trustees – a must-read, says Leona Roche – and Pippa Garland and Chinonso Denwigwe look at the implications of recent legislation on charities and social enterprises.
- In good news for the sector, a recent case provides encouragement for service providers looking to challenge a procurement decision, according to Selman Ansari and Claire Whittle.
- In less good news, the introduction of the Prevent duty, which requires a wide range of organisations to tackle radicalisation, is likely to require extensive changes to policies and procedures, explains Ayden Peach, while in his regular tax update, Bill Lewis discusses changes to HMRC’s approach to charity mailings that may incur significant VAT charges.
- Luke Fletcher and Louise Harman discuss the B Corp movement which introduces new standards of social and environmental performance for companies; and Martin Bunch explains why BWB has become the first UK law firm to be certified as a B Corp.
- Sarah Butler-Sloss, chair of BWB client the Ashden Trust, introduces the Divest Invest movement.
- John Hodge and Alan Gilfillan of Balfour+Manson look at the situation in Scotland and we provide the regular round-up of news from the Charity Commission and Charity Tribunal.
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Posted on 28/09/2015 in Legal UpdatesBack to Knowledge