Viewing: Legal Updates
BWB regular legal updates, newsletters and bulletins
In today's Briefing, the Cabinet Office has announced that a new "gagging" clause is to be inserted into all new and renewed grant agreements.
We consider the implications of 2016's elections and a potential referendum for organisations across the UK.
In this week's Briefing, the Charity Commission has issued new versions of three key pieces of financial guidance for trustees and the Prime Minister has announced plans to require universities to publish statistical data on admissions by gender, class and ethnic background.
The Government has, of today (01 February 2016), launched the Right to Rent Scheme (the “Scheme”) nationwide. All landlords of privately rented property or their agents are required to check that new tenants have a legal right to be in the UK before renting the properties.
In this week's Briefing, the House of Commons Parliamentary and Constitutional Affairs Committee has published its report into what it describes as the “2015 fundraising controversy”.
The vexed issue of what amounts to consent to be contacted for fundraising purposes will now be examined by an NCVO Working Group on “‘Opt In’ Fundraising”. See today’s Briefing for details.
On Tuesday of this week, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) gave judgement, in the case of Bărbulescu v. Romania, that it was not unlawful for an employer to monitor an employee’s personal communications at work. This decision has been reported widely in the UK national press as condoning snooping by an employer on workers’ private emails and messages. Anna Worthington discusses the key issues in this area.
China’s share trading may have halted, but amidst the gloomy economic press is the launch of a new visa for Chinese nationals visiting the UK, hoped to ‘herald a new era of interchange and exchange’.
The proposed extension of Freedom of Information Act to charities would impose significant burden on charities. In many cases requiring more cost and resources than the data protection laws which already apply to charities.
The government has now put forward an amendment to the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill in relation to regulation of fundraising. See today's Briefing for more details.
Happy new year! This week’s Briefing brings you up to date with announcements made over the Christmas period since 21st December.
In this week's briefing, developments around self regulation of fundraising continue apace with the appointment last week of the Chief Executive of the new Fundraising Regulator, and the announcement of a working party to take forward proposals for a Fundraising Preference Service.
Gender identity issues have in recent years received a significant amount of attention. From an employment perspective, however, there have been very few cases on gender reassignment discrimination in the workplace.
BWB’s Charity Legacies, Trusts & Probate Disputes team continues to be busy with a wide range of legacy-related matters. Highlights this month include a new instruction in relation to a dispute with an executor over the wrongful distribution of a trust fund, and assisting a charity to review its legacy fundraising materials.
In this week's briefing, the Institute of Fundraising has announced two important new additions to the Code of Fundraising Practice and Sara Burgess, former Regulator of Community Interest Companies, joins BWB as a consultant this month.
The expansion of the internet with the introduction of over 600 new types of domain names is opening new opportunities for charities. Catharina Waller looks at how charities can harness the power of the new domains.