BWB Briefing for Charities and Social Enterprises | 1 November 2017 >

In this weeks Briefing, the Fundraising Regulator's Board have agreed changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice relating to static collections; the Court of Appeal has held that the segregation of male and female pupils in an Islamic voluntary-aided school was directly discriminatory; the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) has published new guidance to help charities and other non-governmental 

Posted on 01 Nov 2017 in Legal Updates Read More >

VAT - a post-Brexit wishlist >

VAT dates back to the UK's entrance into the common market. BWB's tax expert, Bill Lewis, asks whether Brexit could be an opportunity to update the rule in favour of charities and social enterprises. 

Posted on 01 Nov 2017 in BWB Publications Read More >

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

In this week's charity Briefing, the Charity Commission has issued a regulatory alert to military charities; the government has published a Green Paper on internet safety strategy; the Information Commissioner's Office has published a list of 12 steps to prepare for the Data Protection Bill; the Department of Health and the Prime Minister's Office have published the terms of reference for an independent review of the Mental Health Act 1983; and several reports on Adult Social Care have been published. 

Posted on 18 Oct 2017 in Legal Updates Read More >

BWB Briefing for Charities and Social Enterprises | 11 October 2017 >

In this week's Charity Briefing, the Fundraising Regulator and Charity Commission have published a summary of the summit about online charitable giving; NCVO has published an analysis of grant making in the UK; the International Development Secretary Priti Patel has announced new rules for DFID suppliers; and the Information Commissioners Office has published a blog about changes to ICO fees and registration next year. 

Posted on 11 Oct 2017 in Legal Updates Read More >

Client focus: YMCA London South West >

The Autumn edition of the Charity & Social Enterprise Update looks at the work of YMCA London South West. Neil Lambert, BWB's housing specialist, describes what the changes to the Housing and Planning Act 2016 have meant for YMCA London South West.

Posted on 10 Oct 2017 in BWB Publications Read More >

BWB Briefing for Charities and Social Enterprises | 03 October 2017 >

In this week's Briefing, the Financial Reporting Council is consulting on a proposed solution to current technical issues around subsidiaries gift aiding profits to their parent charity; the Institute of Fundraising has published the results of a recent survey about charities’ readiness for the General Data Protection Regulation; the Government has announced a further one-month suspension of minimum wage enforcement concerning sleep-in shifts in the social care sector; the biennial State of Social Enterprise Survey has now been published; and ICSA and the Investment Association have publised guidance on board engagement with stakeholders.

Posted on 03 Oct 2017 in Legal Updates Read More >