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Client focus: Caritas Anchor House >

Caritas Anchor House has a rich history, marked by their desire to offer hope and support to those who need it most. Established in the 1960s to provide temporary accommodation to out-of-work seafarers, they now provide support to those affected by homelessness.

Posted on 23 Feb 2017 in BWB Publications Read More >

Sending funds overseas >

Faith-based charities often support overseas charities, but need to take care that these payments fall within HMRC’s definition of charitable purposes. Stephanie Biden explains how to avoid falling foul of HM Revenue and Customs when working with partners overseas. 

Posted on 16 Feb 2017 in BWB Publications Read More >

Church-owned land >

While the Church of England has substantial land holdings, the diversity of legal forms of ownership means that the sale of Church assets can involve a number of individuals and groups in the decision making.

 

Posted on 09 Feb 2017 in BWB Publications Read More >

Charity trustees - It’s your decision! >

More than ever before, charity trustees’ decisions are in the spotlight and face public scrutiny in those cases when things go wrong. Leona Roche looks at what trustees can do to make sure their decisions will withstand scrutiny and challenge. 

Posted on 06 Feb 2017 in BWB Publications Read More >

Social investment in real estate >

The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 provides charities with additional powers to make social investments and clarifies the responsibilities of trustees when making such investments. Oliver Hunt outlines the provisions of the Act and its application in the real estate context. 

Posted on 27 Jan 2017 in BWB Publications Read More >

Common Reporting Standard and Human Rights: new guidance issued for charities >

Charities are having to get to grips with the Common Reporting Standard (CRS), one aspect of which has been the implications for beneficiaries abroad, where disclosure to the foreign tax authority may give rise to a risk to their human rights. An extremely successful initiative by the Association of Charitable Foundations, with BWB acting as their lawyers, has led to HMRC agreeing to put in place a mechanism to protect human rights.

Posted on 26 Jan 2017 in BWB Publications Read More >

Preparing for the end of a lease >

Moving offices can be a stressful time, with most organisations ending one lease almost simultaneously with moving to new premises. Chinonso Denwigwe provides a useful checklist to consider when your lease is coming to an end. 

Posted on 25 Jan 2017 in BWB Publications Read More >

Housing associations fail to oust cannabis-growing tenants >

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.

Posted on 05 Dec 2016 in BWB Publications Read More >