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BWB regular legal updates, newsletters and bulletins
An individual can be an employee, a worker, a volunteer or self-employed. This status will determine the rights and responsibilities that individuals and organisations owe each other in the working relationship.
In this week's Charity Briefing: The Institute of Fundraising has launched "Trustees and fundraising: a practical handbook"; the Care Quality Commission has published its Annual "State of Care" report; the Intellectual Property Office has launched a new toolkit; the European Commission has published a study on financing models; and Social Finance has published two new reports.
As many of you will be aware, on 1st November new requirements come into force for certain fundraising agreements. Charities, professional fundraisers and commercial participators should definitely ensure any new agreements entered into after 1st November meet the new requirements.
The Care Quality Commission (“CQC”) published its annual State of Care report on 13 October 2016. The report sets out the CQC’s assessment of the quality of health and adult social care across England in 2015/16 based on its inspections of services and the ratings awarded to providers.
The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 (“the 2016 Act”) received Royal Assent on 16 March 2016, although only a few provisions came into effect immediately. This table, which will be updated regularly, includes details of when the various provisions of the 2016 Act have or will come into force.
In this week's Charity Briefing: The Charity Commission has published new guidance; the Information Commissioner's Office has launched a new code of practice; the Education Secretary has launched a £60m social mobility package; and the Open University Business School has launched a Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership.
The Women and Equalities Committee (“WEC”) has recently published a report on pregnancy and maternity discrimination, which shows that the number of expectant and new mothers pushed out of their jobs following pregnancy or maternity leave has almost doubled since 2005.
In the wake of the Referendum on Britain’s EU membership, the House of Lords Constitution Committee has launched an inquiry into the UK legislative process and invites the submission of evidence on key questions in relation to the preparation of legislation for introduction in Parliament.
A useful guide to dismissals, disciplinaries and capability, examining the relevant legislation, the duties of the employer, and the rights of the employee.
In today's Briefing: ICSA has publised a 'one year on' interview with Sir Stuart Etherington; New Philanthropy Capital has published a new guide; the International Center for Not for Profit Law has published a review of NGO legal trends around the world; and the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights is carrying out an inquiry "What are the human rights implications of Brexit?".
The Government has updated the draft Code of Practice which provides guidance for employers on the new English language requirement. The new legal duty requires all customer-facing public sector workers to speak fluent English in England (or English or Welsh in Wales).
Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse blog: Ben Emmerson QC suspended over leadership concerns >
The Independent Inquiry has suspended its lead legal counsel over concerns about his leadership of the Inquiry’s counsel team.
In this week's Briefing: the Charity Commission has published information about its stream of work with charities in financial difficulties; Civil Society Media reports that the Commission has agreed to review the law on the advancement of health as a charitable purpose; and ICSA has published guidance on the practice of minute taking.
In this week's Briefing, the Small Charitable Donations and Childcare Payments Bill 2016-17 has had its first reading in Parliament; the Business, Innovation and Skills House of Commons Select Committee has launched an inquiry on corporate governance; the House of Lords Constitution Committee published a report last week on the process for invoking Article 50; the Home Office has launched a programme of support for frontline organisations working to challenge extremism in their communities; and the King’s Fund has published a report “Social care for older people: home truths”.