In this week's Briefing: The Commission has issued advice to charities that have received donations from The Presidents Club Charitable Trust. The House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has this week released a report on the potential impact of Brexit on the creative industries, tourism and the digital single market.
Charity trustees have a duty to protect their charity’s assets and the Commission has specific guidance on how to protect your charity from fraud.
The monthly quota for non-EEA nationals sponsored under the Tier 2 (General) Visa category has been reached for the second time in 2 consecutive months since its implementation in 2011.
The Charity Commission has announced that the remaining provisions of the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 will be coming into force on 1 February and 1 August 2018.
In Muhammed v Leprosy Mission International, BWB's Lucy McLynn acted for Leprosy Mission Internation in a groundbreaking case which had wide-ranging implications for hiring practices in some religious-ethos organisations.
In this week's Briefing, HRMC has withdrawn its ChA1 form from its website, replacing it with an "application for recognition from HMRC for your charity", and published new internal guidance on grants on contracts; the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has launched a new inquiry to investigate the ways in which taking part in culture activities can have a positive impact on helath; and the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland's registration list has been renamed "the combined list".
The new Charity Governance Code replaces Charity Commission guidance with a series of principles for successful operation of charities. Rachael Chapman and Rosie de Galleani outline its provisions and how they apply in property matters.
In this week's Briefing, the Charity Commission has announced that the 2016 Act provisions on automatic disqualification of trustees will now be brought into force on 1 August 2018; the Department of Education has published updated privacy notice modeil documents for local authorities; and the Government has announced a funding pot of £1.7m to support and create mutual organisations to deliver public services.
Philip Trott, partner in BWB’s Immigration team, has offered his professional insights on current UK immigration law in the latest episode of The Allan McKay Podcast, a podcast aimed at visual effects professionals who are eager to build up their professional knowledge and expertise.
Bates Wells Braithwaite’s Public & Regulatory team have contributed a by-lined article for the Law Society Gazette on a case which has important implications for Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks.
It has come to our attention that the name Bates Wells & Braithwaite London LLP is being used to request sums of money to be deposited into an escrow account.
Bates Wells Braithwaite (BWB) has been named in the Creative Industries Federation’s latest annual report.
In this week's Briefing, the Information Commissioner's Offcie has published a set of FAQs on GDPR specifically aimed at charities; the Government has published its response to the report of the House of Lords Committee on Charities; an inquiry into Grenfell Tower has been launched by the Equality and Human Right Commission; and BWB have announced that it will be opening a new charity hub in 2018.
2017 represented a sea change in the Employment Tribunal system and 2018 looks set to be another busy year for HR and employment law practitioners.