The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 conferred new powers on the Charity Commission.
With fears of a “No-Deal Brexit” growing due to increasingly turbulent UK/EU negotiations, BWB has collaborated with the Creative Industries Federation to release a report.
In this week's Briefing: The Charity Commission has published its next steps in relation to guidance for charities “connected with” non-charities. The Investment Association has published an updated guide to charity authorised investment funds (CAIFs). The House of Commons International Development Committee has published its “Report into Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in the Aid Sector.
In the second of our articles on tax, we look at new Financial Reporting Council guidelines that have changed the accouting treatment of gifts of profit from wholly-owned trading subsidiaries to their parent charities.
When entering a contract the parties are often optimistic about the payment of bonus and insufficient attention is paid to the wording. William Garnett discusses the different forms of bonuses.
We ask what the future will hold as traditional workplaces undergo radical change.
In this focus on tax issues relating to charities we look at new guidance from HMRC on the VAT implications of payments to charities - are they grants, which are outside the scope of VAT - or fees, which are potentially subject to VAT?
How can you create a supportive climate that achieves the best results, leads to increased clarity, better communication, more effective decision making, and better meetings?
Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards are now in force, Amanda Gray looks at the implications.
Bates Wells Braithwaite’s (BWB) Public & Regulatory (P&R) team has been shortlisted by the judges of this year’s Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards.
Charities may not have been among the sectors consulted on Brexit but the changes will hit them all the same.
Following his appointment as a partner in our Real Estate team, the arrival of Malcolm Headley has been covered in City AM, Legal Week (£), Legal Business and Estate Gazette (£).
Will Scott looks at the trend for building accreditation and asks whether it is worth the effort involved.
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 unknown bank account to pursue litigation in the Spanish courts.
Bates Wells Braithwaite (BWB) has appointed Malcolm Headley as a partner in its Real Estate team.
Gillian Roche Saunders, Partner and Head of BWB Compliance, has commented on the release of the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) regulatory review of crowdfunding regulations. Her remarks have been covered by leading alternative finance publications, P2P Finance News and Crowdfund Insider.