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BWB Briefing for Charities & Social Enterprises | 30 November 2016 >

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. 

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It's beginning to sound a lot like Christmas >

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.

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BWB Briefing for Charities & Social Enterprises | 15 November 2016 >

In this week's Briefing: the Charity Commission and Fundraising Regulator have issued an alert about working with third party fundraisers; the Information Commissioner's Office has issued several fines; the Crown Commercial Service has published the Public Contracts Regulations 2015: Guidance on social and environmental aspects; and the Law Commission has published a call for evidence on pension funds and social investment. 

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Employment knowhow: restrictive covenants >

Most employers wish to protect their confidential information, customer and client details or other information about business, especially with departing employees. One of the ways to do this is for employers to insert post-termination restrictive covenants into contracts of employment.

Posted on 09 Nov 2016 in Legal Updates Read More >

BWB Briefing for Charities & Social Enterprises | 09 November 2016 >

In this week's Briefing: the Charity Commission has iddues a 'regulatory alert' about the new fundraising rules; the Association of Charitable Foundations has published an update on the affect of the Automatic Exchange and Information regime on trusts and foundations; the Department for International Development has set out a new system of central funding; New Philanthropy Capital has published a new report; the Department of Education has published a response to consultation on developing an insolvency regime; and the Care Quality Commission has published information for people about their visiting rights in care homes. 

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Employment knowhow: redundancy and restructuring >

There are times when an organisation may need to undertake a reorganisation for the needs of the business or may need to reduce staffing levels. For both redundancies and restructures it is essential that the employer follows a fair process to avoid claims for unfair dismissal.

Posted on 02 Nov 2016 in Legal Updates Read More >

BWB Briefing for Charities & Social Enterprises | 1 November 2016 >

In this week's Charity Briefing: This year’s Giving Tuesday will take place on 29th November. Big Society Capital has launched a technical paper detailing how to develop a new social pension fund for defined contribution pension schemes in the UK. The Department of Health has published new guidance on the Public Contracts Regulations 2015(PCR 2015) for NHS Commissioners, and statutory guidance to support implementation of part 1 of the Care Act 2014 by local authorities.

Posted on 01 Nov 2016 in Legal Updates Read More >