On 1 January 2018, new rules came into force allowing charitable companies to convert into charitable incorporated organisations, or CIOs.
Philip Trott, Partner and Head of Immigration at Bates Wells Braithwaite (BWB), has been featured in the Spear’s 500 2018 – “the indispensable guide to the top private client advisers, wealth managers, lawyers and service providers for HNW individuals”.
In December 2017, the Charity Commission published a revised safeguarding strategy and the Local Government Association published “Making Safeguarding Personal: What might ‘good’ look like for those working in the housing sector?”.
Bates Wells Braithwaite’s (BWB), announcement that it will open a new hub in 2018 that offers charities the opportunity to rent space in its central London offices, has been covered by The Lawyer (£).
BWB’s phone lines are today (15 December 2017) affected by technical issues which mean that we are unable to make or receive external calls.
The Technical & Further Education Act 2017 (“the Act”) will be coming into force from early 2018. The Act aims to reform technical education and help boost the country’s productivity by addressing skill shortages.
In this week's Briefing, the Charity Commission has published a new strategy setting out its role in dealing with safeguarding issues; Sir Stuart Etherington has produced a report on voluntary action; HM Treasury has publised its final consultation response; a new scheme has been launched that aims to double the number of volunteers working in NHS by 2021; the Competition and Markets Authority has published the final report on its market study into care homes for the elderly; and the Association of Chairs has published a new report.
12 December 2017: A new report launched today by national charity Re-Solv and Bates Wells Braithwaite’s social impact unit, entitled “The Social Impact of Solvent Abuse”, underlines the potential extent of solvent abuse across England and Wales today.
Response to the consultation by the fundraising regulator on changes to the code of fundraising practice on data protection >
In December 2017, BWB sent a detailed submission to the Fundraising Regulator responding to the consultation on changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice relating to data protection.
Consultation on changes to Code relating to data protection. The Institute of Fundraising has published its response to the consultation here. BWB has also published its response here
Bates Wells Braithwaite’s (BWB) Managing Partner Martin Bunch has had his contribution to a recent Facebook livechat summarised in a new blog post written by UnLtd.
In this week's Briefing, the National Audit Office has published its report on the progress made by the Charity Commission since 2015; the Fundraising Regulator has published two anonymous case studies about complaints it has investigated; HM Treasury has issued a response to its consultation published in August 2017; and BWB and ILM have collaborated to produce a new factsheet.
BWB Compliance has been recognised at the 2017 Compliance Register Platinum Awards for its expertise in the Peer-to-Peer (P2P) and crowdfunding sectors.
In this weeks Briefing, three UK charity regulators have published guidance for auditors and independent examiners; various sector bodies have published comment on last week's Budget; the Department for Education has published a consultation seeking views on the implementation of proposed changes to school loan schemes; London Councils havs announced that a health and social care devolution agreement has been signed in relation to London; the Department for Communities and Local Government has announced that housing associations will be re-classified as private bodies; and the new Finance Act has brought into force a change to corporation tax rules.
Bates Wells Braithwaite and the Institute of Legacy Management (ILM) have collaborated to produce a new factsheet focusing on the implications of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for legacy management professionals.
Amanda Ogilvie, Solicitor in BWB’s Charity & Social Enterprise Department, has written for Civil Society’s “Expert Insight” portal on how International NGOs (INGOs) can navigate the risk management landscape.