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BWB regular legal updates, newsletters and bulletins
Our latest Employment update covers the implications of the UK leaving the European Union, the risks of buying assets of a business, suitable alternatives for employees at risk of redundancy, issues around Shared Parental Leave and the recent implications of the L v I redundancy case.
Gemma Boore discusses the recent regulatory developments across a range of online gaming jurisdictions.
In this article, our Commercial Team highlight four important issues all businesses should consider when reviewing their standard T&Cs and discuss the potential pitfalls of dealing on unsuitable T&Cs.
Organisations need to be alert to immigration issues when involved in corporate transactions. Chetal Patel outlines the issues and explains how careful consideration is the key to avoiding unpleasant surprises.
Earlier this month the government announced a consultation on its manifesto commitment to require larger employers to publish gender pay information. The proposed regulations will apply to employers with at least 250 employees, to include private and voluntary sector employers in England, Scotland and Wales. The regulations include the possibility of enforcement provisions in the event that an employer fails to comply with the reporting requirements. But what is the gender pay gap, why does it matter and what will the new reporting regulations require of employers?
The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PASC), the parliamentary body with overall responsibility for charity regulation, has announced the key areas of its inquiry into fundraising practices and has issued a call for evidence. The call for evidence provides an important opportunity for charities and other interested parties to comment on current fundraising practices and the proposed changes to the law.
Today's Briefing summarises the developments over the last week, including the amendments to the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill in relation to fundraising, and to clarify the powers for charities to carry out social investment.
Additionally, the BWB Briefing is taking a summer break and will return week beginning 24th August.
A recent newsletter from BWB’s Charity Legacies, Trusts & Probate Disputes team. Highlights this month include recovering a charity legacy wrongly paid to a third party by a professional executor, and advising a potential beneficiary of a large trust fund where proceedings have just been issued by family members.
Today’s Briefing summarises the developments over the last week in relation to changes to the regulation of fundraising, including proposed amendments to the Charities Bill and the appointment of Sir Stuart Etherington to carry out a wide-ranging review.
The government has progressed its election commitment to reduce those cases where industrial action is taken based upon a majority ballot but with a very low turnout in the ballot. It has often been the case, that lawful industrial action is based upon the mandate of not only a small element of the workforce but a small group of trades union members voting in favour of it.
The annual immigration cap for sponsoring non-EEA skilled migrants under the Tier 2 (General) subcategory has been reached again this month despite Certificates of Sponsorship having been “rolled over” from June 2015 and 2,040 Certificates of Sponsorship being available for allocation this month.
BWB has submitted its response to the Law Commission’s consultation paper on Technical Issues in Charity Law.
BWB has submitted a detailed response to the Law Commission consultation on technical areas of charity law including disposals of charity land, preserving legacies to merged charities, powers of unincorporated charities and amending constitutions for statutory charities and royal charter bodies.
UK Visas & Immigration has published its quarterly report showing the UK-wide number of civil penalties for illegal workers, providing a timely reminder for employers of their duties.
This week's briefing looks at the latest from the Charity Commission; further changes to the self-regulatory regime for fundraising; the launch of a Cabinet Office £20 million Local Sustainability Fund; a new City of London report on “Developing a global financial centre for social impact investment” and more.
In this edition of the Real Estate update, we focus in detail on topical issues around construction.
This week's briefing looks at the charity tribunal ruling on the new press regulator; a government consultation paper on draft regulations relating to the post January 2016 requirement for companies to keep a Register of People with Significant Control; a National Audit Office report on “Outcome-based payment schemes: government’s use of payment by results”; and updates on Scotland, campaigning, payment by results and more.
The recent and well reported case of Begum v Pedagogy Auras UK Ltd (t/a Barley Lane Montessori Day Nursery) has again cast a spotlight on the issue of dress in the workplace, and the issues that employers should consider when drafting and implementing dress codes.
Developments to strengthen self-regulation of fundraising continue.
BWB has contributed to the E3M publication "Financing Social Enterprise Growth".
The Conservative Government’s annual immigration cap for sponsoring non-EEA skilled migrants under the Tier 2 (General) subcategory has been reached this month leaving some applications for restricted Certificates of Sponsorship being rejected.