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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”.
Under new rules introduced by the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 large companies and large LLPs will be under an obligation to report on their payment practices and performance.
All employees must have a written contract of employment, which must contain certain minimum information. However, parties can (and should) carefully consider what other terms they want to include in their employment contracts. Whilst such terms are optional, they provide clarity and structure to the employment relationship. Paul Seath outlines the minimum provisions that an employer must include.
In this week's Briefing, HRMC has published a museums and galleries tax relief consultation; an update from the long running VAT case relating to the water sports club Longridge on Thames; and the government has announced that it will be carrying out a full consultation on caste discrimination.
BWB’s Public and Regulatory team summarise the latest developments in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.
UK Visas & Immigration (“UKVI”) has published its quarterly report showing the number of civil penalties for illegal workers found in each region of the UK between1 January and 31 March 2016 (“the specified period”).
The Government is currently consulting on child protection reform, in particular the proposed introduction of new ways to secure improved identification of, and action in relation to, abuse and neglect of children.
In this week's Briefing, the Law Commission has published a short supplementary consultation paper relating to its charity law reform project; HMRC has published new guidance; and the Fundraising Regulator is consulting on final proposals for Fundraising Preference Service.
The High Court has found that there is an obligation on the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to carry out an independent review of a decision not to make amendments to a report where requested to do so on the basis of factual inaccuracies.
Increasingly staff employed by entities in the UK work overseas. Where this happens, it is important to note that the statutory employment rules in the country where the employee works will be likely to apply and bind the UK based entity. These will often be different to those applicable in the UK and could be more onerous. Paul Seath outlines factors to consider when employing staff outside of the UK.
Last month the Government announced its unequivocal acceptance of the recommendations made by the Independent Panel on Technical Education (also known as the Sainsbury Report).
In this week's Briefing, the Department of Education has published a new consultation on child care, the government has published its plan for action to reduce childhood obesity, and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has launched a review of the Arts Council’s position as a DCMS sponsored NonDepartmental Public Body (NDPB).
There are a number of different types of partnerships recognised in English law, including Partnerships at will, Partnerships that fall under the Partnership Act 1890, but most frequently created are Limited Liability Partnerships (“LLPs”). William Garnett discusses the types of partnerships.
This week's briefing includes HMRC's recently published summary of responses to the recent Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme consultation, updates from the Department of Education, and the Community Interest Company Regulator's annual report.
The High Court has held that a local authority’s decision to cut funding to voluntary sector and other organisations providing short breaks for disabled children was unlawful, as the authority had not properly complied with relevant legal duties, including the public sector equality duty (PSED).
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Following the resignation of Justice Lowell Goddard last week, the home secretary has announced the appointment of Professor Alexis Jay to take over as chair of the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse.
In a judgement reaching nearly a thousand paragraphs, the High Court has held that the procurement exercise conducted by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) was ‘fudged’ and ‘manipulated’.