In this edition of our Charity update we are given a round-up of the latest legal news, opinion and developments for charities:
- We raise some of the potential implications of Brexit for the sector, as well as considering the potential for charity income to take a hit if economic uncertainty, in addition to increased regulation, has a negative impact on legacy donations.
- BWB was the proud to host the inaugural European Social Enterprise Law Association (ESELA) Conference in June - we take a look at the key discussions.
- Alice Faure Walker clarifies the timelines for the roll-out of the provisions of the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016, which include the statutory powers for charities to make social investments.
- In the first of our two focus sections, we outline new government attempts to regulate fundraising activities, with the new fundraising regulator a key element in protecting vulnerable people from undue pressure, and provide an update on data protection.
- Mindy Jhittay's special focus on fraud provides some useful guidance on preventing and dealing with fraud, as well as looking at five key charity frauds to watch out for.
- The Immigration Act 2016 has quietly passed into UK law; changes to illegal working regulations and stiffer penalties for employers are among its key provisions, reports Lisa Roberts.
- Our client focus in this issue is on the Tinder Foundation, a leading digital inclusion charity.
- Lucy McLynn and Victoria Cook warn that charities cannot be complacent about the legal status of volunteers, and the relationship between a charity's chair and its chief executive is vital to its effective functioning, says Tesse Akpeki of Onboard.
- Finally, there's an update on annual filing requirements at Companies House and a look at the development of new digital services at the Charity Commission.
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Posted on 30/09/2016 in Legal UpdatesBack to Knowledge