Baker clause in force on January 2nd >

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.

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BWB Briefing for Charities and Social Enterprises | 12 December 2017 >

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. 

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Legacies Roundup | December 2017 >

As 2017 draws to a close, this edition of BWB’s Legacies Roundup looks back on a busy and eventful year in charity legacies, and forward to what’s already promising to be another one with the introduction of GDPR.

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BWB Briefing for Charities and Social Enterprises | 06 December 2017 >

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. 

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BWB Briefing for Charities and Social Enterprises | 01 December 2017 >

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. 

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BWB partners with ILM on GDPR factsheet >

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.  

 

Posted on 01 Dec 2017 in BWB News Read More >