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BWB Briefing for Charities & Social Enterprises | 17 January 2017 >

In this week's Charity Briefing, ICSA and the Investment Association are to publish joint guidance; a multi-million pound package to support children with special educational needs and disability has been announced; the Fundraising Regulator has sent out its January newsletter; and New Philanthropy Capital has published a briefing paper. 

Posted on 17 Jan 2017 in Legal Updates Read More >

All change at the Homes and Communities Agency? >

In March of this year, the government undertook a review of the Homes and Communities Agency (“the HCA”). Following this review, the government has recommended that the social housing regulation function of the HCA should be taken on by a separate regulatory body.

Posted on 22 Dec 2016 in Legal Updates Read More >

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

In this week's Briefing: The Charity Commission has published further guidance in relation to the new powers to issue official warnings and to disqualify trustees; Big Society Capital has launched a £15m investment facility for social investors; and the Department for Education has published new guidance on multi-academy trusts in England. 

Posted on 21 Dec 2016 in Legal Updates Read More >

BWB Briefing for Charities & Social Enterprises | 14 December 2016 >

In this week's Briefing, New Philanthropy Capital has published a new guide; The Donations to Charity (Gift Aid Declarations) Regulations 2016 have been made; Bond have published an article about Britain's post-Brexit relationship with the EU; and the Scottish Fundraising Implelementation Group has announced the eight members of the panel which will set fundraising standards for Scotland. 

Posted on 14 Dec 2016 in Legal Updates Read More >

Employment insight - Vicarious liability and the after party >

An employer may be found to be vicariously liable for the actions of its employees if the employee in question is acting in the course of his employment. An area of concern for employers, particularly during the festive season, is the after work social events and whether the potential “after parties” would be considered to be in the course of employment.

Posted on 09 Dec 2016 in Legal Updates Read More >

BWB Briefing for Charities & Social Enterprises | 30 November 2016 >

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. 

Posted on 30 Nov 2016 in Legal Updates Read More >

It's beginning to sound a lot like Christmas >

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.

Posted on 25 Nov 2016 in Legal Updates Read More >