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A serious conflict appears to be emerging between the international political consensus reflected in the Paris Agreement and the corporate policies of Big Oil.
All organisations have two years to prepare for the substantial changes to the UK’s data protection regime which will apply from 25 May 2018. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force today, 24 May 2016. However there is a two-year grace period before it will apply in all member states from 25 May 2018.
The High Court has rejected the judicial review claims brought by a number of the world’s leading tobacco manufacturers which were challenging the UK legislation introducing the standardised packaging of tobacco products.
In this week's briefing, the Cabinet Office has issued a call for evidence on how to support mission-led businesses over the next decade, the Fundraising Standards Board has published a new report and there is a new Code of Governance being drawn up by UK Sport and Sport England.
This week's briefing includes updates from Charity Commission, data protection law and a new report from The Young Foundation.
The government has announced it is pausing the implementation of a new clause in grant agreements preventing charities from using the grant monies to lobby government. See today's briefing for more information.
The government has announced that it is “pausing” the implementation of its controversial policy requiring an “anti-lobbying” clause to be inserted in all grant agreements.
Many charities in England and Wales may find that they fall within the scope of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in a number of possible ways.
It is expected that the Goddard Inquiry will shortly commence its investigation into the extent to which institutions and organisations based in England and Wales have taken seriously their responsibilities to protect children outside the UK from sexual abuse.
Charities with sponsorship or fundraising arrangements with commercial organisations should read the Charity Commission’s recent report on Age UK and E.on. See details in today’s Briefing.
The BWB Sports team wanted to check you were aware of the HMRC consultation launched a few weeks ago.
In order for an organisation’s decision to be subject to judicial review, that organisation must have been exercising a public function.
Goddard Inquiry blog: are NHS organisations (or former organisations) the next focus of the Goddard Inquiry? >
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has announced 13 investigations to date and has this month launched the very first hearings in the Royal Courts of Justice in the public hearing phase of the inquiry’s work.
Charities and companies considering campaigning in relation to the EU referendum should see guidance published by the Electoral Commission and the government last week – more details in today’s Briefing.
The first preliminary hearings in the Public Hearings Project of the Goddard Inquiry were held in March. The transcripts of the hearings (available on the Inquiry’s website https://www.iicsa.org.uk/) offer a helpful insight into the proceedings of the Inquiry.
ACEVO and NCVO report receiving a “disappointing” response from the government on the issue of the new anti-advocacy clause in government grants.
Throughout March, the Goddard Inquiry held preliminary hearings into allegations of child sexual abuse involving the Anglican Church and allegations of child sexual abuse in Cambridge House, Knowl View and Rochdale, the care of Lambeth Council and by Lord Greville Janner.