In this Summer edition of the Charity and Social Enterprise Update:

  • We have a special pull-out feature on the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016, focusing on it's new provisions in the areas of increased powers for the Charity Commission, disqualification of trustees, fundraising and social investment. Alice Faure Walker, Rosamund McCarthy, Hannah Lyons and Oliver Hunt explain its impact
  • Julian Blake gives a reminder of the key principles of charity law, which the media and even the Charity Commission seem to misunderstand
  • The new 'anti-lobbying' clause in government grant agreements is so widely drawn that its potential impact is far from clear. Melanie Carter and Tom Short argue that it is likely to stifle legitimate debate
  • Catharina Waller explains that there are other IP protections you should consider other than trade mark protection for their name and brand
  • Jim Clifford explores the potential of merger and mutualisation
  • Our client focus in this edition is Syria Relief
  • Julian Blake expands on BWB's support for the E3M and Bold Commissioners initiatives
  • Sara Burgess explains the value of the Social Enterprise Mark in helping genuine social enterprises stand out from the crowd
  • Paul Seath gives a reminder that pension auto-enrolment can apply to charity trustees in some circumstances
  • Bill Lewis warns of the potential impact of the abolition of dividend tax credits on Gift Aid
  • Tesse Akpeki of Onboard discusses the importance of digital strategy in light of the results of the Wired to Govern survey
  • Alex Jameson and Jessica Collings provide our round up of the latest from the Charity Commission

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If you have any questions about any of the issues raised in the update, please contact our Charity and Social Enterprise department.




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Alice Faure Walker

Senior Consultant

+44(0)20 7551 7813

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Bill Lewis


+44(0)20 7551 7830 / 07979 606 190

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Catharina Waller

Trade Mark and Patent Attorney

+44(0)20 7551 7701

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Hannah Lyons


+44(0)20 7551 7845

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Jim Clifford OBE

Partner and Director of BWB Advisory and BWB Impact

020 7551 7777

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Melanie Carter

Partner and Head of Public & Regulatory

+44(0)20 7551 7615

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Oliver Hunt


+44(0)20 7551 7629

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Paul Seath


+44(0)20 7551 7703

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Rosamund McCarthy

Charity Partner and joint head of Politics, Elections and Campaigning

+44(0)20 7551 7819

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Tesse Akpeki


+44(0)20 7551 7702

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Posted on 03/06/2016 in Legal Updates

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