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Anna Worthington considers if political opinion can constitute a philosophical belief capable of protection under the Equality Act 2010.
A roundup of the latest legal news, opinion and developments for faith-based organisations.
The role and performance of the Charity Commission has come under scrutiny again in the latest National Audit Office report.
BWB is moving in February to new offices near Southwark Bridge. We have surplus furniture to be made available to charities, social enterprises and not-for-profit organisations. The furniture is free to organisations who can collect it from 9th – 28th February. Please click here for more details.
The controversy surrounding the footballer Ched Evans’ attempted return to work has been well reported. Evans was released from prison last year, having served half of a five-year sentence for rape.
Tesse Akpeki considers how facilitation can make a difference to the quality of leadership for charity boards.
Central and local government considering spin outs of services to a new charity should read the OSCR report published last week – details in today’s briefing.
Stephen Lloyd's Memorial
Stephen's memorial service will take place on the 21 January 2015 at 11:00am at St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square. Please click here for more information. All are very welcome to attend. Please feel free to notify other networks, with no need to RSVP.
Best wishes for 2015 from everyone at BWB. This Briefing rounds up announcements made over the Christmas and New Year period. Stephen's memorial service will take place on the 21 January 2015 at 11:00am at St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square. Please click here for more information. All are very welcome to attend. Please feel free to notify other networks, with no need to RSVP.
Hopefully the majority of Christmas parties were a successful opportunity to reward employees, build relationships and boost morale. But how should employers address any issues of misconduct at the office party, or over the festive period generally?
Stephen's memorial service will take place on the 21 January 2015 at 11:00am at St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square. Please click here for more information.
All are very welcome to attend. Please feel free to notify other networks, with no need to RSVP.
All of us at BWB wish you a relaxing and restorative break over Christmas and we look forward to working with you in 2015.
Our gift to you is a break from information overload over the Christmas period – our next BWB Briefing will be sent out the first week of January with a summary of all the news and announcements over the festive season.
As more and more people remain in work into their later years, Anna Worthington looks at the impact on employers.
In October 2014 the FCA released consultation paper 14/22, in which it sought views on the general guidance it plans to publish on the exercise of its functions as Registrar of mutual societies under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014.
Data protection remains a key issue to get to grips with – see today’s Briefing for the latest £70,000 fine in relation to sending unsolicited marketing text messages.
Sign up to Living Governance on Thursday, to reflect on your governance in-tray.
Read a summary of our recent Education Forum on multi-academy trusts.
In its Autumn Statement today the government has announced a reform to Stamp Duty Land Tax on residential property transactions. The reform will apply to residential property purchases throughout the UK and will apply to property purchases in Scotland until Land and Buildings Transactions Tax (LBTT) replaces SDLT for transactions from 1 April 2015.
The Institute of Fundraising has updated the Code of Fundraising Practice to introduce a new standard for those fundraising with people in vulnerable circumstances.
Part of a membership organisation? Key Legal Issues for Membership Organisations will be happening this Friday. Find out more here.
Recent high profile cases have highlighted the risks which arise when organisations fail properly to act on whistleblowing.
A broad coalition of charities and NGOs have put together a briefing to oppose the Government proposals to limit and restrict access to judicial review in the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill.
Longridge on The Thames has won a significant VAT victory for charities. See today's Briefing for full details.
Calling all membership organisations. Sign up now for our special session on 5 December. See here for more details.
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.
The latest edition of the BWB Biscuit, compiled by our Corporate & Commercial team, looks at IPOs and whistleblowing.