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During the summer, the Government proposed the Children and Social Work Bill, which contained a clause allowing ministers to exempt local authorities from their statutory obligations whilst the delivery of its Children’s Services are subject to innovation.
In this week's Charity Briefing, ICSA and the Investment Association are to publish joint guidance; a multi-million pound package to support children with special educational needs and disability has been announced; the Fundraising Regulator has sent out its January newsletter; and New Philanthropy Capital has published a briefing paper.
In this week's Briefing, Nick Temple, CEO of Social Enterprise UK, has set out six things to look out for in 2017, and the Care Quality Commission has announced partnerships with national charities as part of the "Tell us about your care" scheme.
On Friday 6 January 2017 the London Central Employment Tribunal gave judgment in the case of Dewhurst -v- CitySprint.
In the employment law world, the outlook for 2017 is one of considerable uncertainty. Worker status is an ever-growing issue with a number of Tribunal decisions awaited over the next few months. Gender pay reporting obligations are expected to come into force on 6 April 2017, with a number of questions about their application still unanswered.
This review covers the 2 week period from 19th December 2016 to 3rd Jan 2017. The Charity Commission has published its annual report of compliance and investigatory work, and the National Quality Board has published a new framework to help promote improved quality across all national health organisations.
In March of this year, the government undertook a review of the Homes and Communities Agency (“the HCA”). Following this review, the government has recommended that the social housing regulation function of the HCA should be taken on by a separate regulatory body.
In this week's Briefing: The Charity Commission has published further guidance in relation to the new powers to issue official warnings and to disqualify trustees; Big Society Capital has launched a £15m investment facility for social investors; and the Department for Education has published new guidance on multi-academy trusts in England.
Learning from deaths needs much greater priority across the health and social care system, says CQC report >
The Care Quality Commission (“CQC”) recently published its report, ‘Learning, candour and accountability’, which considers how acute, community and mental health NHS trusts review and investigate the deaths of patients in England.
The Government has announced a delay to the introduction of Voluntary Right to Buy (VRTB). It was initially planned to commence by the end of 2016 but resistance from Councils to selling their properties has meant that the funding is not available.
Since the last edition of Legacies Roundup, BWB’s Charity Legacies, Trusts & Probate Disputes team has been working on some interesting new cases, including a dispute over the poor administration of a charitable trust, and defending claims to various charity legacies brought under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
In this week's Briefing, New Philanthropy Capital has published a new guide; The Donations to Charity (Gift Aid Declarations) Regulations 2016 have been made; Bond have published an article about Britain's post-Brexit relationship with the EU; and the Scottish Fundraising Implelementation Group has announced the eight members of the panel which will set fundraising standards for Scotland.
An employer may be found to be vicariously liable for the actions of its employees if the employee in question is acting in the course of his employment. An area of concern for employers, particularly during the festive season, is the after work social events and whether the potential “after parties” would be considered to be in the course of employment.
In this week's Charity Briefing: three new members of the Charity Commission board have been announced; the Fundraising Regulator has announced its plans for the Fundraising Preference Services; Social Finance UK has published a new report; and New Philanthropy Capital has published a new report.
In this week's Briefing, the introduction of provisions to automatically disqualify certain individuals from charity trusteeship has been put back until at least September 2017; the Fundraising Regulator has published its adjudication decision on Neet Feet; the Ministry of Justice has published a report to the Joint Committee on Human Rights; and the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has announced that it is opening up its data for third party use.
From 6 April 2017, the amount of investment social enterprises aged up to 7 years old can raise through Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) will increase to £1.5 million. Other changes will be made to ensure that the scheme is well targeted.
The arrival of the festive season is usually a time for merriment but for employers it brings with it the challenges involved with sourcing additional staff to meet increased consumer demand. As UK Visas & Immigration (‘UKVI’) continues its focus on creating a “hostile environment”, employers are under ever increasing pressure to ensure they do not employ illegal workers.
In this week's Briefing, HM Treasury published further consultation on simplifying the Gift Aid donor benefit rules; the government has announced new funding; New Philanthropy Capital has published a new report: and the Department of Health has published new guidance on adult social care market shaping.