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BWB regular legal updates, newsletters and bulletins
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.
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.
From 6 April 2017, the amount of investment social enterprises aged up to 7 years old can raise through Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) will increase to £1.5 million. Other changes will be made to ensure that the scheme is well targeted.
In this week's Briefing, HM Treasury published further consultation on simplifying the Gift Aid donor benefit rules; the government has announced new funding; New Philanthropy Capital has published a new report: and the Department of Health has published new guidance on adult social care market shaping.
The new social investment power introduced by the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 came into force on 31 July 2016. BWB's Luke Fletcher and Oliver Hunt discuss what this new power means for trustees.
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.
BWB has responded to HM Treasury’s consultation on the transposition of the fourth money laundering directive into UK law.
The Secretary of State made a second commencement order on 31 October 2016 confirming the implementation dates for further provisions of the Immigration Act 2016 (the ‘Act’).
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse recently published a written update about its work, its people and resources, key achievements to date, and the commitments for the future of its three core projects: the Research Project, the Truth Project and the Public Hearings Project.
The Grand Chamber of the ECHR has found that Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights includes a right to information held by a public authority in certain circumstances.
Podcast: Now available to download, Gemma Boore presents "The Legal Requirements" at the iGaming Entrepreneur Conference 2015.
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.
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.
Employment Insight - General Data Protection Regulation: How it affects employers and what you should be doing now >
The new EU data protection regime, under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), came into force on 24 May 2016 and will apply in all Member States from 25 May 2018. In the UK it will replace the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA).
On 27 October 2016, UKVI published new guidance for its staff on ‘partnership working’ with the police or other agencies.
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.
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.