BWB’s Managing Partner Martin Bunch has participated in a live Facebook discussion hosted by UnLtd, a charity which describes itself as “the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in the UK”.
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
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.
BWB's Sung-Hyui Park explains how B Corp status affects the obligations of a company's directors.
BWB's Lawrence Simanowitz and Michael Charalambous explain the current requirements for when a data breach should be reported to the Information Commissioner's Office, and how the General Data Protection Regulation will change the position.
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.
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.
A new Charity Governance Code was issued in summer 2017. Rachael Chapman and Tesse Akpeki consider what practical steps charities should be taking in light of the new code.
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.
The new Charity Governance Code makes a series of recommendations about board effectiveness. Governance expert Tesse Akpeki looks at the options for trustees when reviewing their governance.
We are now on the final countdown to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will apply in the UK from 25 May 2018.
Britain’s second-largest recruitment firm Cordant is due to become a social enterprise. The news that BWB Advisory and Impact has been appointed to assess Cordant’s social impact over the next five years was covered in two recent articles by Pioneer’s Post.
Charitable companies are required by a combination of company law and charity law to disclose certain information about their organisations. BWB's Alice Faure Walker and Rachel Norman outline the requirements.