In this edition of our Charity update we are given a round-up of the latest legal news, opinion and developments for charities:

  • Simon Steeden and Jessica Collings outline the obligations on charities wishing to engage with the EU referendum debate.
  • Fundraising will be more strictly regulated in future. Hannah Lyons summarises the latest developments.
  • Melanie Carter and Alistair Williams explain how the new transparency requirement for larger charities may be affected by the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
  • If your charity has more space than it needs, you may be able to make it work for you. Karli Hiscock explains how.
  • Chetal Patel outlines the latest round of requirements for employers sponsoring migrants under the points-based system.
  • Charities and social enterprises may need licences where children are taking part in performances, paid sport or modelling, say Erica Crump and Charlotte Blackbourn.
  • The perfect charity rebrand needs to consider the legal aspects as well as marketing potential of your new name. Mat Healey explains.
  • Our client focus in this issue is Girls Not Brides, the global partnership bringing together over 550 organisations campaigning against child marriage.
  • Companies will soon be required to keep a register of people with significant control. Sarah Payne and Tamsin Anderson explain.
  • Luke Fletcher and Lucinda Ellen discuss our publication Governance for Community Interest Companies: A practical framework.
  • The ever-increasing pressure on public sector budgets is driving the move towards new models of contracting and procurement of public services, says David Hunter.
  • Tesse Akpeki reports on her recent learning about effective governance from both the recent Onboard inquiry into board effectiveness and the BoardSource Leadership Forum.
  • Bill Lewis provides a useful update on VAT for new charity buildings.
  • Joanna Howard and Jessica Collings round up the latest news from the Charity Commission and Charity Tribunal.

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Posted on 23/02/2016 in Legal Updates

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