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Insight: Vaping at work - where should employers draw the line? >

“Vape” was the English word of 2014, according to the Oxford English Dictionary. This was the first time that many people will have become familiar with the concept of e-cigarettes and, particularly, ‘vaping’. E-cigarettes are battery operated devices, shaped like cigarettes or cigars, which have a heating element that vaporises a liquid solution and the vapour is then inhaled. The liquid usually contains nicotine, and may contain flavouring (a vaping café in Shoreditch boasts dozens of flavours, including bubblegum).

 

Posted on 27 Feb 2015 in Legal Updates Read More >

Forthcoming changes to the Immigration Rules for visitors >

In February 2015 UK Visas and Immigration (‘UKVI’ - formerly the UK Border Agency) will present to Parliament proposed changes to the Immigration Rules (‘the Rules’) to come in to effect in April 2015. A primary objective of the changes is to provide more flexibility as well as greater clarity in respect of the activities that can be performed by visitors.

Posted on 20 Feb 2015 in Legal Updates Read More >

Insight: Parental rights - Which way is up? >

Ed Miliband this week suggested that a future labour government would double the amount of paid paternity leave from two to four weeks. Paternity pay would also be increased to £260 a week, which is over £100 more than at present. The proposal attracted a great deal of attention and criticism, with some viewing it as a “tax on business”.

Posted on 13 Feb 2015 in Legal Updates Read More >

BWB Briefing 10 February - For Charities and Social Enterprise >

BWB was the lead legal advisor to the first two social impact bonds to make use of social investment tax relief. The purpose of the social impact bonds is to improve accommodation and work outcomes for young homeless people across the Midlands. BWB’s David Hunter comments in today’s Briefing.

BWB has now moved to its new offices at 10 Queen Street Place. Click here to view directions to our new location.

Posted on 10 Feb 2015 in Legal Updates Read More >

BWB Briefing 27 January - For Charities and Social Enterprise >

The role and performance of the Charity Commission has come under scrutiny again in the latest National Audit Office report.

BWB is moving in February to new offices near Southwark Bridge. We have surplus furniture to be made available to charities, social enterprises and not-for-profit organisations. The furniture is free to organisations who can collect it from 9th – 28th February. Please click here for more details.

Posted on 27 Jan 2015 in Legal Updates Read More >

BWB Briefing 20 January - For Charities and Social Enterprise >

Central and local government considering spin outs of services to a new charity should read the OSCR report published last week – details in today’s briefing.

Stephen Lloyd's Memorial

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. All are very welcome to attend. Please feel free to notify other networks, with no need to RSVP.

Posted on 20 Jan 2015 in Legal Updates Read More >

BWB Briefing 8 January - For Charities and Social Enterprise >

Best wishes for 2015 from everyone at BWB. This Briefing rounds up announcements made over the Christmas and New Year period. 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. All are very welcome to attend. Please feel free to notify other networks, with no need to RSVP.

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BWB Briefing 17 December - For Charities and Social Enterprise >

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.

All are very welcome to attend. Please feel free to notify other networks, with no need to RSVP.

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.

Posted on 17 Dec 2014 in Legal Updates Read More >