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BWB's Stephen Lloyd, co-authored by a Partner at Linklaters, Lucy Fergusson have prepared this paper on Mission Locked Social Business.
The recent furore over enabling Tier 1 (Investor) migrants to make a substantial further philanthropic investment as a means of achieving residence in the UK has taken Philip Trott, Head of Immigration by surprise.
The juggernaut that is the MoJ’s Transforming Rehabilitation programme has moved up another gear recently. There has been the establishment of the CRCs, the publication of the ITN for each CPA and the publication for consultation of the ISPA. Amidst all these acronyms, it is the last of these that has offered the clearest indication yet of the challenges that the VCSE sector will face in engaging meaningfully with this programme.
The government has published its latest judicial review reforms. They represent a partial climb-down from the more restrictive proposals the government consulted on in the autumn, but will still be of concern to charities and NGOs.
BWB's Lucy McLynn and Therese Rankin debate the pros and cons of zero hours contracts, under which indivdiduals are employees, but have no guaranteed hours.
The Construction Industry Scheme (‘CIS’) is designed to address the ‘cash in hand’ black market in the construction industry.
It is well known that buildings contribute significantly to the UK’s overall carbon emissions. Landlords and tenants can work together to reduce the environmental impact of a property through the use of ‘green leases’.
A nineteenth-century case still provides some protection for guarantors if a new document is entered into between landlord and tenant that substantially alters the obligations being guaranteed.
Further changes to mortgages are due to come into force in April 2014. Among other changes they provide for new restrictions on interest-only mortgages.
Quistclose trust loans, in which monies loaned or granted must be used for a specified purpose, benefit both borrower and lender. They enable the borrower to gain the funds they need, while providing more security to the lender.
Oliver Hunt gives the latest Property case roundup.
Social investment aims to create social impact as well as financial returns. In the UK, it is generally understood to involve investment in social sector organisations, such as charities, community interest companies and co-operatives.
Bates Wells Braithwaite has been awarded three accolades in the 2014 Corporate INTL Global Awards.
BWB amongst others, have been named in a report listing '1000 companies to inspire Britain' by the London Stock Exchange.
Charity begins at home - the role of the Corporate Foundation - by Erica Crump and Rosamund McCarthy >
There is a long-standing tradition in the UK of commercial companies giving to and supporting charities. But in today’s CSR and brand focused world, it is no longer just a question of how much a corporate will give to charity each year; boards of directors are faced with numerous options for how their corporates will engage with and structure their not for profit work.
Good Deals is the UK's leading social investment conference. The annual event provides social entrepreneurs and civil society leaders with the knowledge, skills and connections to attract social investment.
BWB's Abbie Rumbold spoke at the Social Enterprise World Forum 2013. A video introducing the first day's activities has been released.
BWB’s Laura Soley advised SOAS (School of Oriental & African Studies), University of London, in relation to a £20 million donation from the Alphawood Foundation in Chicago.