Simon Steeden has blogged for Civil Society on whether the charities and social enterprises sector his “hit the end of the road in its efforts to persuade the Government to repeal or amend the Lobbying Act”.
In this week's charity briefing: NCVO has published a new guide on how to talk about charity issues that the public are concerned about; the Local Government Association has published a report on housing older people, which includes case studies demonstrating how some local authorities have dealt with housing the ageing population; the Data Protection Bill 2017 has now been published and has had its first reading in the House of Lords; the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has launched a consultation on proposed changes to the Annual Monitoring Return 2018.
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.
Bates Well Braithwaite has won the Charity Team of the Year Award category at the STEP Private Client Awards, which took place last night in London.
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.
William Garnett has been quoted in Third Sector regarding the Supreme Court ruling that the fees charged for people to bring employment tribunal claims are unlawful.
In this week's Briefing, the Charity Commission is advertising upcoming outreach events; results from new research publised last week by the Institute of Fundraising and YouGov; and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has publised a new report.
At the end of July 2017, the Fundraising Regulator (FR) announced changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice in six areas. To ensure charities (and for profit fundraising organisations) comply with these changes, we have outlined below the steps trustees, charity fundraisers and fundraising organisations should be taking now.
In this week's Briefing, the Fundraising Regulator has publised a Rule Book for private sale fundraising, and the Government has launched a Consultation on the Package Travel Regulations.
The Terms of Reference into the Grenfell Inquiry were published yesterday to a mixed reaction. It is broader than expected in some senses in that it will look at the emergency and the Government/Council’s response to the disaster, but to the disappointment of others it will not look at the policy and politics surrounding social housing and the level of investment in recent years.
Charities and businesses will be aware that the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is scheduled to become UK law from 25 May next year. The regulation has “direct effect” meaning that it is binding in the UK and does not need implementing legislation (such as a new Act of Parliament).
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.
Gift Aid is one of the most generous fundraising tools available. Despiste the benefits, why is Gift Aid only being paid on around 40% of qualifying donations and what can be done to improve this? Bill Lewis and Barry Gower explain.
In this week's Briefing, HRMC has published an annex to its Gift Aid guidance; the Fundraising Regulator has published its first Annual Report; the Commission on the Donor Experience has published a series of resources; and the Information Commissioner's Office has updated its subject access request codes of practice.
In this weeks Briefing, the Charity Commission has used its new power to issue its first publicised warning; HRMC has published the charity tax statistics; the Fundraising Regulator has added new requirements to the Code of Fundraising Practice and the ICO has updated its subject access code of practice.
We report on recent developments at the Charity Commission and in the Charity Tribunal.
The Gift Aid Small Charitable Donations Scheme (GASDS) introduced in 2013 raised much less for charity than had been expected.