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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Alice Faure Walker

Senior Consultant

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Lucy McLynn

Partner and Head of Employment

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Melinder Jhittay

Senior Associate

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Tesse Akpeki

Lead Governance Consultant

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Victoria Cook

Senior Associate

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Posted on 30/09/2016 in Legal Updates

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