BWB Briefing for Charities and Social Enterprises | 12 September 2017 >

In this week's charity briefing, updates from the Fundraising Regulator; the Department of Health and Public Health England are inviting the applications to set up a new social prescribing scheme; the HCA is introducing fees for social housing regulation from 1 October 2027; the Government has established an independent review of full time social action in the UK; and the Office of Scottish Charity Regulator has opened a consultation on its draft fundraising guidance. 

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BWB Briefing for Charities and Social Enterprises | 6 September 2017 >

In this week's Briefing, the Charity Commission has publised a group case report into Plymouth Brethren Gospel Hall Trusts; HM Treasury has issued a consultation about increasing the audit thresholds for co-operative and community benefit societies; the Fundraising Regulator has published a list showing the charity payments for year 1 levy; and the Government has outlined proposals for a shared approach on data protection with the EU. 

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BWB Briefing for Charities and Social Enterprises | 18 July 2017 >

In this week's Briefing: the Charity Commission has published its Annual Report and Accounts, as well as a case reports containing key issues dealt with in the run-up to the General Election; the Charity Givernance Code has been launched; Civil Society Futures has issued a call for evidence; and the Law Commission has begun a consultation on overhauling the law relating to wills. 

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BWB Briefing for Charities & Social Enterprises | 27 June 2017 >

In this week's Briefing, the Charity Commission has entered into a series of Memoranda of Understanding with local authorities and the Information Comissioner; various sector bodies have responded to the Queen's Speech; New Philanthropy Capital has published a new report; and the Competition and Markets Authority has publised an update. 

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BWB Briefing for Charities & Social Enterprises | 21 June 2017 >

In this week's Briefing, the Charity Commission has begun using its new power under section 181A Charities Act 2011; New Philanthropy Capital has published a short paper; NCVO, together with other umbrella bodies across the UK and in Ireland, have issued a Position Statement on Brexit negotiations; and other updates from the sector. 

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BWB Briefing for Charities & Social Enterprises | 10 May 2017 >

In this week's Briefing: ACEVO has published “Speaking fairly, acting boldly: the legacy and achievements of charity campaigning”. The Government has confirmed that EU students will remain eligible for undergraduate, master’s, postgraduate and advanced learner financial support in academic year 2018 to 2019. The Parliamentary Health Committee has published its report on the effect of Brexit on health and social care. The Social Economy Alliance has launched its manifesto for the General Election.

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BWB Briefing for Charities & Social Enterprises | 03 May 2017 >

In this week's Briefing: the Information Commissioner has issued updated guidance; the Department for Education has published operational guidance for local authorities; the BBC reports the government is scrapping planned reforms to the non-contentious probate fee regime; and Pioneers Post has launched a special report.

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BWB Briefing for Charities & Social Enterprises | 20 April 2017 >

In this week's Briefing: updates after the snap General Election announcement; the Charity Commission, OSCR and CCNI have published "enhanced joint guidance" for auditors and independent examiners; Institute of Fundraising has launched 'Good Asking' report; and a new report on adult social care from House of Commons Communities and Local Government Committee. 

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BWB Briefing for Charities & Social Enterprises | 12 April 2017 >

In this week's Briefing, the Charity Commission has launch new templates for preparation of accounts; Civil Exhange has published a new report; the House of Commons and House of Lords' Joint Committee on Human Rights has published a new report; the Information Commissioner's Office has launched a new set of resources aimed at improving records management in the health sector; and new report has been published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission. 

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