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Gifts of shares >

Legacies of shares in private companies are an increasingly popular type of bequest to charities, so it is important to understand the options available to maximise the value of such bequests to your charity. 

Leticia Jennings advises charities in receipt of these gifts on how best to deal with them. 

Posted on 05 Oct 2015 in BWB Publications Read More >

Employment insight - Volunteers: Status anxiety >

For many organisations, particularly in the third sector, volunteers and interns are essential components of the workforce. Volunteers and interns provide much needed skills and manpower, and are often flexible in terms of their time commitments. There are also obvious financial benefits to engaging individuals on that basis. These characteristics can be incredibly attractive to organisations, particularly those facing funding issues or fluctuating demand for services.

Posted on 21 Aug 2015 in BWB Publications Read More >

Shared Parental Leave: the troublesome offspring >

Shared Parental Leave (SPL), which allows eligible parents of children born or adopted after 5 April 2015 to share up to 50 weeks of leave and up to 37 weeks of pay, is an attractive option for employees but raises a number of thorny issues for employers, predominantly in relation to pay.

Posted on 05 Aug 2015 in BWB Publications Read More >

Net contribution clauses in building projects >

Net contribution clauses can protect contractors from paying out for other people’s mistakes under the common law of joint and several liability. But they leave clients significantly less likely to recover costs when a building project goes wrong. Patrick Holmes explains the implications of net contribution clauses in building contracts. 

Posted on 21 Jul 2015 in BWB Publications Read More >