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Those making applications for entry clearance under certain Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes for skilled work sponsored (Tier 2) visas for the UK will now be required to provide overseas criminal record certificates.
In this week's Briefing, the Charity Commission has begun using its new power under section 181A Charities Act 2011; New Philanthropy Capital has published a short paper; NCVO, together with other umbrella bodies across the UK and in Ireland, have issued a Position Statement on Brexit negotiations; and other updates from the sector.
UK Visas & Immigration (“UKVI”) has published its quarterly report showing the number of civil penalties for illegal workers found in each region of the UK between 1 October and 31 December 2016 (“the specified period”).
This will be of particular interest to those working in the fields of child protection, domestic violence and/or children’s and women’s rights.
What does the unexpected election result mean for charities, businesses, campaigning organisations and others wishing to push forward their agenda, in the context of renewed concerns over the chilling impact of the Lobbying Act?
Damian Ward, Solicitor in our Employment team, looks at the "IR35" Rule Changes and their impact for organisations engaging with individuals who work through a limited company.
In this week's Briefing: New Philanthropy Capital has published its latest research on the state of the sector; CASS has published a new report; and National Voices and Social Enterprise UK have published the results of a survey of NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups and their use of the Social Value Act.
The Charity & Social Enterprise department are delighted to present their Summer 2017 Update.
We are now on the final countdown to the GDPR which will apply in the UK from 25 May 2018. The GDPR has been one of the most anxiously awaited pieces of legislation of recent years. While it will undoubtedly introduce a number of changes to data protection practices, our message to charities and social enterprises is “don’t panic”.
In this week's Briefing, eleven civil society umbrella organisations have joined together to highlight to all political parties the importance of engaging with voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations at national and local level; the Local Government Association has published a paper for local authorities; the King's Fund has published a new report; and the Information Commissioner has opened a formal investigation into the use of data analytics for political purposes.
The Supreme Court has issued guidance on deductions from wages for industrial action, concluding employers are entitled to deduct only 1/365th.
In this week's Briefing, ACEVO has published a financial guide; NCVO has published the 2017 UK Civil Society Almanac; the Insititute of Fundraising has published new insights; researchers from the University of Oxford have published a new report; and OSCR has a published new guidance factsheet.
In this edition of our General Election update, the BWB Politics, Elections and Campaigning law team guides parties, candidates and non-party campaigners through the minefield of the 2017 General Election.
The Department of Culture, Media and Sport (“DCMS”) recently consulted on some possible areas in which the UK government could add to or amend the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
In this week's Briefing: ACEVO has published “Speaking fairly, acting boldly: the legacy and achievements of charity campaigning”. The Government has confirmed that EU students will remain eligible for undergraduate, master’s, postgraduate and advanced learner financial support in academic year 2018 to 2019. The Parliamentary Health Committee has published its report on the effect of Brexit on health and social care. The Social Economy Alliance has launched its manifesto for the General Election.
Most businesses instinctively know that cartels are ‘not above board’. They mostly associate cartels with price-fixing amongst competitors but a cartel can include other less obvious arrangements where businesses effectively agree not to compete with each other.
On 27 April 2017, the much-awaited Technical and Further Education Act (“the Act”) received Royal Assent.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has decided that an employer must carry out a multifactorial evaluation when assessing whether night-shift workers who sleep-in in order to carry out duties if required are entitled to National Minimum Wage (NMW) for the duration of their shift, even whilst asleep.
A recent decision by the Court of Appeal serves as an important reminder that it is vital to consider the exact nature of a particular court or tribunal’s jurisdiction carefully when deciding whether to initiate proceedings.