Viewing: Legal Updates
BWB regular legal updates, newsletters and bulletins
Under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998, workers who make a disclosure about unlawful activity are protected from detriment and termination of their employment because of making that disclosure. Lucy McLynn outlines the types of whistleblowing and legal protections for whistleblowers.
This week's Briefing highlights new reporting requirements for companies, updates on Brexit and the House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts has published a report on personal budgets in social care.
In our latest Charity and Social Enterprise Update, the client focus is on Syria Relief, a charity providing support and care to Syrian refugees and those internally displaced as a result of the ongoing conflict.
From 30 June 2016 a change to company reporting procedures will mean that all companies, including charitable companies limited by guarantee and CICs, need to be ready to file their register of people with significant control – or PSC register - with Companies House.
Where an employer proposes to dismiss as redundant 20 or more employees at one establishment within a period of 90 days or less, it must consult on the proposed redundancies for a minimum of 30 days.
There are various types of ‘family friendly’ leave, of which maternity and paternity are the most common. Family friendly leave is governed by prescriptive rules regarding who is entitled to take such leave, and Anna Worthington outlines when and how it may be taken and how it should be paid.
This week's briefing includes updates from the Charity Commission, new reporting requirements for charities funded by investments (Common Reporting Standard) and recent data protection updates.
Charity trustees are under a positive duty to safeguard their charity’s resources, including new products or tools that could be at risk of copying. Catharina Waller explains how charities can protect creative assets using their intellectual property rights.
BWB’s Charity Legacies, Trusts & Probate Disputes team have been working on some interesting new cases, including a challenge to a will leaving a substantial sum of money to a charity where the charity has no trustees to defend the challenge. Highlights this month have also included advising on a tricky dispute over a property held on trust, and assisting a local governing body to obtain a scheme in relation to a charity established by will.
Legacy fundraising is a key income stream for many charities, but recent cases have shown that poorly drafted wills can cause headaches for charity beneficiaries. Poor drafting can lead to uncertainty over who the testator intended to benefit in their will and what he intended them to receive. Executors of such wills may be obliged to apply to court for assistance in determining the correct interpretation (“construction”) of the will, or even an order that the will be amended (“rectification”).
The new international tax “Common Reporting Standard” will trigger reporting obligations for certain types of charities. See today’s Briefing for details of an HMRC information event coming up later this month.
This briefing covers the two week period from 23rd May to 3rd June.
All eligible employees have the right to request flexible working. There is no longer a prescribed statutory process for handling these requests was abolished, instead there is a general duty to deal with them in a reasonable manner. Hannah Wright outlines the application for flexible working.
Update on the new reporting requirement for charities funded by investments – the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) >
From May 2017, some organisations will need to make reports to HMRC under the new ‘Common Reporting Standard’ or CRS. This new international tax transparency legislation will affect charities and could pose a considerable administrative burden for grant making charities in particular.
The Charity and Social Enterprise department are delighted to annoucne their Summer 2016 Update.
Employment contracts often change during employment, e.g. upon a pay rise or promotion. Such changes are consensual and cause no problems. But can less welcome changes be made?