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BWB regular legal updates, newsletters and bulletins
Stephen's memorial service will take place on the 21 January 2015 at 11:00am at St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square. Please click here for more information.
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All of us at BWB wish you a relaxing and restorative break over Christmas and we look forward to working with you in 2015.
Our gift to you is a break from information overload over the Christmas period – our next BWB Briefing will be sent out the first week of January with a summary of all the news and announcements over the festive season.
As more and more people remain in work into their later years, Anna Worthington looks at the impact on employers.
In October 2014 the FCA released consultation paper 14/22, in which it sought views on the general guidance it plans to publish on the exercise of its functions as Registrar of mutual societies under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014.
Data protection remains a key issue to get to grips with – see today’s Briefing for the latest £70,000 fine in relation to sending unsolicited marketing text messages.
Sign up to Living Governance on Thursday, to reflect on your governance in-tray.
Read a summary of our recent Education Forum on multi-academy trusts.
In its Autumn Statement today the government has announced a reform to Stamp Duty Land Tax on residential property transactions. The reform will apply to residential property purchases throughout the UK and will apply to property purchases in Scotland until Land and Buildings Transactions Tax (LBTT) replaces SDLT for transactions from 1 April 2015.
The Institute of Fundraising has updated the Code of Fundraising Practice to introduce a new standard for those fundraising with people in vulnerable circumstances.
Part of a membership organisation? Key Legal Issues for Membership Organisations will be happening this Friday. Find out more here.
Recent high profile cases have highlighted the risks which arise when organisations fail properly to act on whistleblowing.
A broad coalition of charities and NGOs have put together a briefing to oppose the Government proposals to limit and restrict access to judicial review in the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill.
Longridge on The Thames has won a significant VAT victory for charities. See today's Briefing for full details.
Calling all membership organisations. Sign up now for our special session on 5 December. See here for more details.
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.
The latest edition of the BWB Biscuit, compiled by our Corporate & Commercial team, looks at IPOs and whistleblowing.
There is currently considerable momentum in IPO activity, in particular, within the booming technology sector. But, is going public be the right decision for your business? Our Corporate team explore some of the advantages and disadvantages of an IPO.
Following on from the recent revelations surrounding Tesco, Louise Rea from BWB's Employment department explores the legal connotations of whistleblowing and explains why every employer should know the law.
A Joint Committee of Parliament undertaking pre-legislative scrutiny of the Protection of Charities Bill has called for evidence. See here for details.
BWB is delighted the Charity Commission has agreed to register Full Fact as a charity.
As highlighted in our legal update posted on 16 October 2014, the Home Office has released guidance for landlords ahead of the Right to Rent Check Pilot Scheme (the “Scheme”) which launches in the West Midlands (Birmingham, Walsall, Sandwell, Dudley and Wolverhampton) on 1 December 2014.
In July the Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union gave his opinion in the case of Kaltoft that severe or morbid obesity might constitute a disability under the Equal Treatment Framework Directive.
BWB welcomes the recent High Court ruling in the dispute between The Warburg Institute and the University of London – see here for comment from BWB's Leticia Jennings who acted for the Warburg Institute.
Thank you to everyone who came to the NCVO/BWB Trustee Conference on Monday. A great start to Trustees’ Week.
Philip Kirkpatrick recently delivered the keynote address at the 2014 NCVO / BWB Trustee Conference, focusing on regulation in the charity sector.
A draft of the Protection of Charities Bill, which gives greater investigatory powers to the Charity Commission, has now been published.
This update covers the period from Monday 20 October to Friday 31 October.