P2P Finance News has drawn on the expertise of Dena Chadderton, Senior Advisor in BWB Compliance, for a piece focusing on the impact of platform insolvency on the Peer-to-Peer (P2P) market.
In this week's Briefing: An All Party Parliamentary Group has been set up for Philanthropy and Social Investment. The government has published a new International Education Strategy outlining plans to increase student numbers and income generated from international education.
Employment Insight: Discrimination on Grounds of Religious Belief – Whose Protected Characteristic is it Anyway? >
It is a well-known tenet of employment law that employees are protected from discrimination by their employer, in respect of a number of “protected characteristics”, from day one of their employment.
Charities and social enterprises planning a campaign that directly criticises a business or its practices need to carefully consider the legal issues that can arise.
In this week's Briefing: A Private Member’s Bill to give charity trustees the right to unpaid time off work has had its first reading in parliament. The Fundraising Regulator has announced changes to its funding levy for the years Sept 19/20 and Sept 20/21.
The Supreme Court has ruled that mandatory disclosure of (a) all convictions where an individual has multiple convictions and/or (b) youth cautions (including warnings and reprimands issued under an old regime) is disproportionate and incompatible with an individual’s right to private life under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Have you been considering whether to transfer the current trading activities of a private company into multiple subsidiaries? Our briefing will guide you through the pros and cons.
Dena Chadderton, Senior Advisor in BWB Compliance, has spoken to P2P Finance News regarding the possibility that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) may “lump peer-to-peer lending in with riskier investment products as part of its crackdown on promotions”.
Chetal Patel, Partner in our Immigration Team, has written (£) for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) on sponsorship requirements and compliance considerations that UK employers need to take into account.
This week’s call by Bates Wells and a coalition of charities for legal clarity on whether charities should ensure their investments support their goals and their duty to provide public benefit, has been covered by the national press.
Fundraising Regulator refers charities to the ICO. The message is: don't ignore unsubscribe requests! >
Following the news made public on Monday that the Fundraising Regulator has referred 59 charities to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for failing to comply with requests to unsubscribe made via the Fundraising Preference Service (FPS), the regulatory focus is again on marketing and fundraising.
In this week's Briefing: Fundraising Regulator has referred 59 charities to the Information Commissioner’s Office and to the Charity Commission for failing to act on suppression requests submitted via the Fundraising Preference Service. The Department for Education has published its proposals on relationships education, relationships and sex education, and health education.
Bates Wells have been supporting and advising a coalition of leading charities who are calling on the Charity Commission and Attorney General to seek a landmark ruling on whether and how charities should align their investments with their objects and their duty to provide public benefit.