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BWB regular legal updates, newsletters and bulletins
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.
Philip Kirkpatrick recently delivered the keynote address at the 2014 NCVO / BWB Trustee Conference, focusing on regulation in the charity sector.
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.
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.
In the recent case of Moseley v Haringey, the Supreme Court considered the necessary ingredients of proper consultation by a local authority. The Court endorsed a set of six requirements. It remains to be seen how the requirements set out in this case will translate across other types public authority consultation.
A recent judgement by the Employment Appeals Tribunal says that holiday pay must be calculated on overtime as well as basic pay, in some circumstances.
The number of employees on long term sickness absence, and the willingness of many GPs to simply sign employees off sick, is a cause of great concern to employers. The replacement of sick notes with fit notes does not appear to have improved the situation.
With rising property prices forcing more estates to be caught by inheritance tax payments, Jamie Huard and Matthew James take a brief look at some of the issues that often arise with a gift of property in a Will.
The government’s controversial plans for reforming judicial review suffered a setback this week. The House of Lords has just passed several very significant amendments to the draft legislation.
At their recent annual conferences, each of the main political parties laid down some key proposals in relation to changes to the current law. Whilst some of the proposals were predictably divergent, there was a degree of overlap, particularly on the ever contentious issue of exclusive zero-hours contracts.
Stephen Lloyd’s Memorial Service will take place on Wednesday 21 January. See today’s Briefing for more details.
Next week the BWB Briefing takes a break – we will return the week beginning 3rd November.
BWB Employment Update - Autumn 2014.
The Home Office has decided upon the location for the pilot scheme.
BWB's Augustus Della-Porta has written a blog for Third Sector on Celebrating Muslim Charities. Click here to read.
Do you want your trustees to understand the legal and regulatory environment better? Register them for Christine Rigby’s workshop at the NCVO/BWB Trustee Conference.
BWB's Charity & Social Enterprise team provide highlights of this week's Charity website announcements.
As of 1 October 2014 an expectant father or partner of a pregnant woman is entitled to take time off to accompany the woman to up to two antenatal appointments.