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Sarah Payne details the changes to allow charities more opportunities to raise funds from exempt lotteries.
Headlines were made at the beginning of this month when it came to light that Jose Mourinho, manager of Chelsea FC, would be named as an individual respondent to an employment tribunal claim filed by the club’s former first-team doctor, Dr Eva Carneiro. Reports suggested that Dr Carneiro would pursue claims of constructive unfair dismissal and sex discrimination, following a well-publicised incident at a match in August. This case highlights the considerable risk faced by individual respondents in such matters – an issue which receives surprisingly little attention given the high stakes involved.
In a ground-breaking legal opinion, Christopher McCall QC, a pre-eminent legal expert on the hotly debated topic of ‘fiduciary duty’, has raised the prospect that a wide range of different charities may be legally required to re-evaluate their approach to carbon intensive investments. McCall’s opinion was written following an instruction from Bates Wells Braithwaite to consider the subject of ethically questionable investments.
BWB Partners Simon Steeden and Rosamund McCarthy have prepared a briefing in relation to proposed amendments to the EU Referendum Bill, which was debated in the House of Lords yesterday (23rd November 2015).
BWB Partners Simon Steeden and Rosamund McCarthy prepared a briefing in relation to a proposed amendment to the EU Referendum Bill, which was debated in the House of Lords yesterday. See today’s Briefing for details.
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BWB acts for Community Energy England challenging the Government’s announcements on changes to Enterprise Investment Scheme >
BWB's Selman Ansari and Simon Steeden acts for Community Energy England challenging the Government’s announcements on changes to Enterprise Investment Scheme.
Self regulation of fundraising - NCVO has invited the fundraising charities to a summit about the future of fundraising regulation to be held on 4 December. More details in today’s Briefing.
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The Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy Ed Vaizey has announced the publication of the funding criteria for the first round of funding via the UK Games Fund (the “Fund”), which the government hopes will kick-start the next Tomb Raider.
BWB acted for the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust as interested party in the recent Cage judicial review of the Charity Commission. The case raises important issues about the extent of the Commission’s powers. See today’s Briefing for more information.
Many congratulations to BWB Partner Simon Steeden who has been named in the influential 2015 Power Part Time List. The Power Part Time list celebrates 50 of the UK's most senior and inspiring part time executives and includes employers such as the Bank of England, Amazon, Google, Innocent Drinks, Deloitte and Save the Children.
The requirement on large commercial organisations to prepare a slavery and human trafficking statement for each financial year has recently been brought into force by the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (Commencement No 3 and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2015.
Melanie Carter outlines the new changes.
When charities clash in court over names and brands, there are no winners. This was the message delivered loud and clear in the recent case involving Open College Networks and Open College Network Credit4Learning and their respective logos. It underlines that charities need to think tactically about protecting their rights in their names and brands.
Any charities or CASCs benefiting from Gift Aid should take on board changes to HMRC’s model Gift Aid declarations – see today’s Briefing for details.
This week’s Briefing covers the period from 19th to 30th October.
Education Forum: Getting an EHC plan for college - system challenge or personalised (aspirational) opportunity? >
BWB's Education team regularly host roundtable lunches on topical matters for our BWB Education Forum. With discussion, debate, and insights from key figures in the field, the sessions have proved to be useful and informative for participants.
Leona Roche blogs about the Charity Commission’s latest guidance for trustees.
The government is reviewing the rules covering the tax treatment of termination payments.
Our checklist guides tenants through the key points to consider when negotiating a commercial lease.
In this edition of Legacies Roundup, we look at recent developments in fundraising, take a look at trends in legacy giving and the family allowance changes, and look back at some of our recent legacy events. We also hope to see you at our upcoming charity legacy property seminar.