We ask what the future will hold as traditional workplaces undergo radical change.
In this focus on tax issues relating to charities we look at new guidance from HMRC on the VAT implications of payments to charities - are they grants, which are outside the scope of VAT - or fees, which are potentially subject to VAT?
How can you create a supportive climate that achieves the best results, leads to increased clarity, better communication, more effective decision making, and better meetings?
Bates Wells Braithwaite’s (BWB) Public & Regulatory (P&R) team has been shortlisted by the judges of this year’s Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards.
Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards are now in force, Amanda Gray looks at the implications.
Following his appointment as a partner in our Real Estate team, the arrival of Malcolm Headley has been covered in City AM, Legal Week (£), Legal Business and Estate Gazette (£).
Charities may not have been among the sectors consulted on Brexit but the changes will hit them all the same.
Will Scott looks at the trend for building accreditation and asks whether it is worth the effort involved.
It has come to our attention that the name Bates Wells & Braithwaite London LLP is being used to request sums of money to be deposited into an unknown bank account to pursue litigation in the Spanish courts.
Bates Wells Braithwaite (BWB) has appointed Malcolm Headley as a partner in its Real Estate team.
Gillian Roche Saunders, Partner and Head of BWB Compliance, has commented on the release of the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) regulatory review of crowdfunding regulations. Her remarks have been covered by leading alternative finance publications, P2P Finance News and Crowdfund Insider.
Flexible working is a change to an employee’s work pattern: namely, changes to their hours, their place of work, or the times they are required to work. The scope of the legislation means almost all changes to working patterns can be requested under the regime.
Employers have common law and statutory duties relating to the health and safety of their employees, volunteers, contractors and visitors. In particular, the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (“HSA”) provides that an employer must maintain a safe working environment, and provide information and training to employees on reducing the risks posed by any hazards.
Have you ever struggled to get your head around the forms of tax relief available when investing into charities and social enterprises? If so, we’ve produced a new guide which helps to demystify this often confusing subject.
Luke Fletcher, partner in our Charity and Social Enterprise team, has offered his views to Civil Society as to how, in future, assets of community value should be dealt with in the event that charitable organisations enter the administration process.
In this week's Briefing: In the ongoing case about VAT on investment fees for Cambridge University, the questions referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union have been published. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has been fined £200,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after sending a bulk email that identified possible victims of non-recent child sexual abuse.
We are pleased to announce that five BWB partners have been selected to appear in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame.