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While investor interest in social housing remained after the Brexit vote, the impact of downgrades on housing association credit ratings has yet to play out. Neil Lambert takes a look at the impact of the Brexit vote and recent deals in the sector.
In uncertain times it is hardly surprising that organisations may change their minds when they are already committed to buy or sell property. So what happens if for any reason a party decides not to go ahead?
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The Court of Appeal recently considered, in two different cases, whether occupiers of housing association properties should be subject to an immediate order for possession or a suspended order for possession (SPO), when in both instances the police had found that the properties were used to cultivate a number of cannabis plants.
The duty to act proportionately in the exercise of public functions has, to date, arisen in discrete areas of law within our unconsolidated constitution. Emma Dowden-Teale explains the duty and its development.
BWB's deputy managing partner and joint head of Charity, Philip Kirkpatrick, recently delivered the keynote address at the 2016 NCVO/BWB Trustee Conference, speaking about changes in the charity sector, the possible affects of these changes, and how trustees can respond to them.
In this round-up, Emma Knuckey summarises some of the recent developments at the Charity Commission.
Despite the general presumption that public authorities should be free to carry out their duties without fear of claims against them, there are some circumstances in which claims for damages may be upheld.
We are responding to the invitation to submit comments on the final recommendations produced by the FPS Working Group (“the Report”). Thank you for providing us with the opportunity to provide further feedback.
On Monday, Professor Jay announced a new strategy to ensure the Inquiry meets its remit (see the press release and full statement). In particular, she expressed the view that the Terms of Reference are achievable because she is proceeding on the basis that the Inquiry will not seek to replicate a traditional public inquiry in respect of each of the thousands of institutions that fall within its remit.
While the possibility of a British Bill of Rights and Responsibilities (‘the Bill’) has been on the political agenda for some years, only recently has it moved towards becoming a reality, with a consultation promised by the government in 2016.
It has been just over a year since the crisis that struck charity fundraising following the death of the charity volunteer fundraiser Olive Cooke. This two part special feature highlights developments in fundraising and data protection since then.
Lucy McLynn and Victoria Cook explain that it’s crucial for charities and social enterprises to be clear on their organisation’s relationships with its volunteers.
Bates Wells Braithwaite, HCT Group and E3M’s Bold Commissioners network have released a new report, The art of the possible in public procurement, examining the implications of the new Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and the options the regulations provide for public service commissioners. The report also presents a set of scenarios that seek to demonstrate the scope of what the regulations allow commissioners to do.