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BWB Briefing for Charities and Social Enterprises | 18 October 2017 >

In this week's charity Briefing, the Charity Commission has issued a regulatory alert to military charities; the government has published a Green Paper on internet safety strategy; the Information Commissioner's Office has published a list of 12 steps to prepare for the Data Protection Bill; the Department of Health and the Prime Minister's Office have published the terms of reference for an independent review of the Mental Health Act 1983; and several reports on Adult Social Care have been published. 

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BWB Briefing for Charities and Social Enterprises | 11 October 2017 >

In this week's Charity Briefing, the Fundraising Regulator and Charity Commission have published a summary of the summit about online charitable giving; NCVO has published an analysis of grant making in the UK; the International Development Secretary Priti Patel has announced new rules for DFID suppliers; and the Information Commissioners Office has published a blog about changes to ICO fees and registration next year. 

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Charity Property Law undergoes refurbishment >

The Law Commission has published its much anticipated report on technical aspects of charity law including a fundamental review of the charity property law provisions and has proposed modernisation that will save the sector up to £2.8 million per annum.

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BWB Briefing for Charities and Social Enterprises | 03 October 2017 >

In this week's Briefing, the Financial Reporting Council is consulting on a proposed solution to current technical issues around subsidiaries gift aiding profits to their parent charity; the Institute of Fundraising has published the results of a recent survey about charities’ readiness for the General Data Protection Regulation; the Government has announced a further one-month suspension of minimum wage enforcement concerning sleep-in shifts in the social care sector; the biennial State of Social Enterprise Survey has now been published; and ICSA and the Investment Association have publised guidance on board engagement with stakeholders.

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BWB Briefing for Charities and Social Enterprises | 26 September 2017 >

In this week's Briefing, the Government has published its response to a BEIS report; the ICO is consulting on draft guidance on contracts and liabilities between controllers and processors under the General Data Protection Regulation; the Frudraising Regulator has now launched registration for commercial fundraising businesses; the IoF has launched a new Certification Programme; and the Vulnerable Customer Taskforce of the Direct Marketing Association has developed a policy template. 

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BWB Briefing for Charities & Social Enterprises | 19 September 2017 >

In this week's charity briefing: NCVO has published a new guide on how to talk about charity issues that the public are concerned about; the Local Government Association has published a report on housing older people, which includes case studies demonstrating how some local authorities have dealt with housing the ageing population; the Data Protection Bill 2017 has now been published and has had its first reading in the House of Lords; the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has launched a consultation on proposed changes to the Annual Monitoring Return 2018.

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The Law Commission report and draft Charities Bill >

A draft charities Bill has been published, as part of the Law Commission’s final report into technical issues in charity law. The report has looked at selected issues where the Law Commission considered charity regulation could be streamlined and has recommended a number of amendments to the Charities Act 2011.

Posted on 18 Sep 2017 in Legal Updates Read More >

Charities and competition law >

For many, particularly charities, membership associations and those active in public or third sectors, competition law is about as relevant as particle physics. At BWB, our extensive experience across the public and private sectors of the UK economy means we have a good understanding of the dynamics at play.

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BWB Briefing for Charities and Social Enterprises | 12 September 2017 >

In this week's charity briefing, updates from the Fundraising Regulator; the Department of Health and Public Health England are inviting the applications to set up a new social prescribing scheme; the HCA is introducing fees for social housing regulation from 1 October 2027; the Government has established an independent review of full time social action in the UK; and the Office of Scottish Charity Regulator has opened a consultation on its draft fundraising guidance. 

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BWB Briefing for Charities and Social Enterprises | 6 September 2017 >

In this week's Briefing, the Charity Commission has publised a group case report into Plymouth Brethren Gospel Hall Trusts; HM Treasury has issued a consultation about increasing the audit thresholds for co-operative and community benefit societies; the Fundraising Regulator has published a list showing the charity payments for year 1 levy; and the Government has outlined proposals for a shared approach on data protection with the EU. 

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Grenfell Inquiry: Terms of Reference announced >

The Terms of Reference into the Grenfell Inquiry were published yesterday to a mixed reaction. It is broader than expected in some senses in that it will look at the emergency and the Government/Council’s response to the disaster, but to the disappointment of others it will not look at the policy and politics surrounding social housing and the level of investment in recent years.

Posted on 16 Aug 2017 in Legal Updates Read More >