In the recent case of Kenya Aid Programme v Sheffield City Council, the High Court allowed an appeal by a charity against an order to pay business rates in respect of its use of warehouse premises.
For any new charge completed after 6 April there are new procedures and forms to be followed. These are mainly of relevance to us as your lawyers – however the changes do impact on companies, chargees and third parties making enquiry into a company.
Over this weekend, changes to consultation obligations for collective redundancies and increases in certain statutory payments will take effect.
The Home Office has announced that it intends to stop certain old and minor cautions and convictions from appearing on criminal record certificates.
Despite the backdrop of low growth and falling living standards, BWB has been pleasantly surprised by some of the less widely reported announcements in the 2013 Budget.
The Department for Work and Pensions has issued new guidance for employers, employers and doctors on using fit notes.
The European Commission has decided to refer the United Kingdom to the EU Court of Justice for its reduced VAT rate on the supply and installation of energy-saving materials.
HM Treasury has announced that they will be reviewing the legislation relating to Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASC).
In November David Cameron announced that the government would be “cutting back” on judicial review claims, but the details were unclear.
At last, the charitable incorporated organisation (CIO), a new type of corporate entity designed specifically for charities, is here. The first applications to set up CIOs can be submitted from Monday 10th December.
Last week the Public Administration Select Committee took evidence from representatives of the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church as part of the Committee’s inquiry into the implementation and operation of the Charities Act 2006.
Lesley Robinson provides an update on the recent changes in regards to clamping.
On 17 September the Information Commissioner (“ICO”) released a report on the data protection advice it has given to schools during 2012.
The Ministry of Justice has published its position on costs in environmental judicial review claims.
The Charity Commission has now launched its long awaited consultation on its revised draft public benefit guidance.