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BWB Briefing for Charities & Social Enterprises | 21 September 2016 >

In this week's Briefing, the Small Charitable Donations and Childcare Payments Bill 2016-17 has had its first reading in Parliament; the Business, Innovation and Skills House of Commons Select Committee has launched an inquiry on corporate governance; the House of Lords Constitution Committee published a report last week on the process for invoking Article 50; the Home Office has launched a programme of support for frontline organisations working to challenge extremism in their communities; and the King’s Fund has published a report “Social care for older people: home truths”.

Posted on 21 Sep 2016 in Legal Updates Read More >

Employment knowhow: contract of employment >

All employees must have a written contract of employment, which must contain certain minimum information. However, parties can (and should) carefully consider what other terms they want to include in their employment contracts. Whilst such terms are optional, they provide clarity and structure to the employment relationship. Paul Seath outlines the minimum provisions that an employer must include. 

Posted on 14 Sep 2016 in Legal Updates Read More >

Employment knowhow: International and Jurisdiction >

Increasingly staff employed by entities in the UK work overseas. Where this happens, it is important to note that the statutory employment rules in the country where the employee works will be likely to apply and bind the UK based entity. These will often be different to those applicable in the UK and could be more onerous. Paul Seath outlines factors to consider when employing staff outside of the UK. 

Posted on 24 Aug 2016 in Legal Updates Read More >

BWB Briefing for Charities & Social Enterprises | 23 August 2016 >

In this week's Briefing, the Department of Education has published a new consultation on child care, the government has published its plan for action to reduce childhood obesity, and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has launched a review of the Arts Council’s position as a DCMS sponsored NonDepartmental Public Body (NDPB).

Posted on 23 Aug 2016 in Legal Updates Read More >

Employment knowhow: partnership disputes >

There are a number of different types of partnerships recognised in English law, including Partnerships at will, Partnerships that fall under the Partnership Act 1890, but most frequently created are Limited Liability Partnerships (“LLPs”). William Garnett discusses the types of partnerships. 

Posted on 17 Aug 2016 in Legal Updates Read More >