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BWB regular legal updates, newsletters and bulletins
This week's briefing highlights changes to the regulation of fundraising, a recent report published regarding service to migrants and announcements from BWB about Get Legal and Wired to Govern.
On Wednesday last week, the review panel led by Sir Stuart Etherington published their report “Regulating fundraising for the future: Trust in charities, confidence in fundraising regulation”. See today’s Briefing for details and sector reaction.
In the wake of high profile media reports into charitable fundraising practices, we are holding a seminar which will review the recommendations of the reviews carried out by Sir Stuart Etherington and the Institute of Fundraising. See below for details.
The Charity and Social Enterprise team are delighted to announce their latest update for Autumn 2015.
Organisations involved in fundraising will need to plan for the further changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice announced on Monday. See today’s Briefing for the headlines.
The judgement in R (on the application of Kuruwitage) v Secretary of State for the Home Department was recently published and serves as an important reminder for organisations that have volunteers.
In July 2015, the government announced that from April 2016 it will introduce a National Living Wage at a rate of £7.20 an hour for workers aged 25 and over. This rate will rise gradually to £9 an hour by 2020. The National Living Wage is effectively a premium on the National Minimum Wage for workers aged 25 and over, and the National Minimum Wage will otherwise remain in place. This week’s Insight considers the requirements and application of the National Living Wage, and its potential implications for employers.
Charity Finance Group has launched a new publication for small organisations, aimed at delivering practical guidance on how they can prepare for pensions auto-enrolment regulations.
The European Court of Justice (CJEU) has ruled that time spent travelling to and from the first and last assignments carried out by workers without a fixed office should be regarded as working time under the Working Time Directive (Directive).
Litigators will know that the court will not permit the carrying out of a search order in civil proceedings without a supervising solicitor having been appointed. We believe there are few, if any, other firms that can match our experience in acting as supervising solicitors.
Fundraising remains in the headlines, with the publication at the weekend of a letter signed by seventeen charity chief executives, some of whom will be giving evidence this week before the Parliamentary inquiry into fundraising.
BWB recently joined forces with the Employment Related Services Association and a number of the main players in the social investment sector to identify changes which would give charities and social enterprises a fairer prospect of delivering public service contracts. See today’s Briefing for details.
Regulation of fundraising was rarely out of the headlines over the summer. We summarise developments and the next steps in today's briefing. This weeks’ briefing covers an extended period from 20th July to 21st August.
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 to defend a substantial charity legacy from a proprietary estoppel claim, and we have also just finished successfully negotiating the dismissal of an appeal against a judgment in our client’s favour, in a high profile charity trust dispute.
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 introduces new transparency requirements for certain commercial organisations which will need careful preparation and PR handling.
Following the annual immigration cap for sponsoring non-EEA skilled migrants under the Tier 2 (General) subcategory, the cap was reached once again this month.
Migration Advisory Committee report published on salary thresholds under Tier 2 of the points-based system >
The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has published its report today on its analysis on the salary thresholds under Tier 2.
The government has published a further consultation relating to the recent wide ranging judicial review reforms. The majority of the reforms have been enacted through the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 (CJCA). However, some of the reforms in the CJCA relating to finances and costs have yet to be brought into force and consequently the government is seeking further evidence.
The Charity Commission has published information regarding its recent decisions, inquiry reports and an overview of its work.
See here for a summary of developments in relation to regulation of fundraising including the Etherington Review of Fundraising, the parliamentary inquiry and changes to Institute of Fundraising Code of Practice.