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In this week's Briefing, the National Audit Office has published its report on the progress made by the Charity Commission since 2015; the Fundraising Regulator has published two anonymous case studies about complaints it has investigated; HM Treasury has issued a response to its consultation published in August 2017; and BWB and ILM have collaborated to produce a new factsheet.
In this weeks Briefing, three UK charity regulators have published guidance for auditors and independent examiners; various sector bodies have published comment on last week's Budget; the Department for Education has published a consultation seeking views on the implementation of proposed changes to school loan schemes; London Councils havs announced that a health and social care devolution agreement has been signed in relation to London; the Department for Communities and Local Government has announced that housing associations will be re-classified as private bodies; and the new Finance Act has brought into force a change to corporation tax rules.
In light of the recommendation in the Taken on Trust report (2017) that ‘all key stakeholders in the charity sector should review and enhance their advice, support and communications to reflect and draw upon developments in digital technology', we offer the following tips:
In this week's update, the Government has announced its intention to develop a Civil Society Strategy; First Secretary Damian Green has announced that the government will publish a green paper on care and support for older people by summer 2018; the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) has launched a series of six films; the Financial Reporting Council has issued revisions to Practice Note 11; the Advertising Standards Authority has ruled on complaints about advertisements by several universities; and the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has issued new serious incident reporting guidance.
The UK’s ‘hostile environment’: New Year to bring the first round of quarterly immigration checks on UK bank account holders >
New legislation came into force on 30 October 2017 which requires certain financial institutions in the UK to carry out quarterly checks on individuals who hold specified accounts to confirm that they have UK immigration permission. The first round of these quarterly checks must take place by 31 March 2018.
In this week's Briefing: A charity worker has been prosecuted for making his own copies of sensitive data. Innovate UK has announced an extra £30 million of funding for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs), which connect UK businesses with an academic or research organisation and qualified graduate to work on innovation projects.
The Home Office has announced today that it has doubled the number of visas available to individuals who are leaders or show exceptional promise in the fields of technology, science, arts and the creative industries.
In this week's Briefing: Helen Stephenson, the new CEO of the Commission, has announced that the Commission is working on proposals for a system under which larger charities will make a “modest contribution” to the cost of parts of their regulation. The Association of Chairs has published guidance on “Making board committees work” and “Making investment committees work”. The Institute of Fundraising has published its draft response to the Fundraising Regulator’s Consultation on the Code of Fundraising Practice on Data Protection. The government has launched a consultation on significant amendments to its “Working together to safeguard children” guidance. The Information Commissioner’s Office has launched a dedicated advice line to help small organisations preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation.
We’re delighted to confirm that the FCA has further changed its position on telephone taping, and it’s good news for the venture capital industry.
In this weeks Briefing, the Fundraising Regulator's Board have agreed changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice relating to static collections; the Court of Appeal has held that the segregation of male and female pupils in an Islamic voluntary-aided school was directly discriminatory; the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) has published new guidance to help charities and other non-governmental
Schools, colleges and voluntary organisations who work closely with children and young people are among those being asked to give their views on proposed changes to important safeguarding guidance and draft regulations.
Provisions of the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (“the Regulations”) came into force on 21 August 2017, with further provisions coming into force on Monday 23 October 2017.
In this week's charity Briefing, the Charity Commission has issued a regulatory alert to military charities; the government has published a Green Paper on internet safety strategy; the Information Commissioner's Office has published a list of 12 steps to prepare for the Data Protection Bill; the Department of Health and the Prime Minister's Office have published the terms of reference for an independent review of the Mental Health Act 1983; and several reports on Adult Social Care have been published.
It is a well-known tenet of employment law, that an employer must carry out a reasonable investigation before dismissing an employee for misconduct, in order for that dismissal to be fair.
In this week's Charity Briefing, the Fundraising Regulator and Charity Commission have published a summary of the summit about online charitable giving; NCVO has published an analysis of grant making in the UK; the International Development Secretary Priti Patel has announced new rules for DFID suppliers; and the Information Commissioners Office has published a blog about changes to ICO fees and registration next year.
The Law Commission has published its much anticipated report on technical aspects of charity law including a fundamental review of the charity property law provisions and has proposed modernisation that will save the sector up to £2.8 million per annum.
In this week's Briefing, the Financial Reporting Council is consulting on a proposed solution to current technical issues around subsidiaries gift aiding profits to their parent charity; the Institute of Fundraising has published the results of a recent survey about charities’ readiness for the General Data Protection Regulation; the Government has announced a further one-month suspension of minimum wage enforcement concerning sleep-in shifts in the social care sector; the biennial State of Social Enterprise Survey has now been published; and ICSA and the Investment Association have publised guidance on board engagement with stakeholders.