Flexible working is a change to an employee’s work pattern: namely, changes to their hours, their place of work, or the times they are required to work. The scope of the legislation means almost all changes to working patterns can be requested under the regime.
Employers have common law and statutory duties relating to the health and safety of their employees, volunteers, contractors and visitors. In particular, the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (“HSA”) provides that an employer must maintain a safe working environment, and provide information and training to employees on reducing the risks posed by any hazards.
In this week's Briefing: In the ongoing case about VAT on investment fees for Cambridge University, the questions referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union have been published. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has been fined £200,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after sending a bulk email that identified possible victims of non-recent child sexual abuse.
Have you ever struggled to get your head around the forms of tax relief available when investing into charities and social enterprises? If so, we’ve produced a new guide which helps to demystify this often confusing subject.
Luke Fletcher, partner in our Charity and Social Enterprise team, has offered his views to Civil Society as to how, in future, assets of community value should be dealt with in the event that charitable organisations enter the administration process.
We are pleased to announce that five BWB partners have been selected to appear in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame.
New rules on automatic disqualification come into force in August 2018.
We see many people asking how to develop a clear practical link between the purpose of a business and the value it creates, for itself and for the world.
Lucas Atkin, Associate in BWB’s Data Protection team, has contributed to Economia’s latest feature on social media platforms’ responsibilities with regards to data protection.
The Court of Appeal overturned a significant body of case-law to find that sleepers-in will only be entitled to have their sleep-in hours counted for National Minimum Wage (“NMW”) purposes where they are, and are required to be, awake for the purpose of performing some specific activity
In this week's Briefing: The Charity Commission has published its annual report and accounts for the year 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018. The Charity Commission has published the latest research report abut public trust and confidence in charities. The Fundraising Regulator has published decisions relating to the Presidents Club Charitable Trust and Brain Tumour Research.
In this week's Briefing: The Government has announced the detail of planned changes to the Gift Aid donor benefit rules. NCVO is consulting on a new ‘code of ethics’ for the charity sector. ACEVO has published a new report “Leading with values, creating a safe organisational culture”. The National Audit Office has published its report “Developing new care models through NHS vanguards”.