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In this week's Briefing: A coalition of 65 organisations from across the care sector has called for an independent review into how leaving the EU will impact on social care. The Cabinet Office and Civil Service have published a guidance note for civil servants ahead of the local elections to be held on 3 May 2018. New Philanthropy Capital has published its mergers report “Let’s talk mission and merger”.
In this weeks' Briefing: The Charity Commission has published the transcript of Baroness Stowell’s speech to the NCVO conference on Monday 16th April, her first major speech since taking up the position. The Fundraising Regulator and Charity Commission have issued guidance about the requirements under the 2016 Act for charities above the audit threshold to include certain statements about fundraising in their trustees’ annual report.
In this week's Briefing: The Charity Commission has changed a number of its online forms for notifying events or seeking consent from the Commission. The Charity Commission has issued a response to a report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights on freedom of speech in universities and the role of students’ unions. The Court of Appeal has referred a case about VAT on investment management fees to the CJEU for guidance.
While the advent of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) means that controllers will no longer be required to register the purposes for which they use personal data with the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”), the requirement to pay an annual fee to the ICO is not being wholly abolished.
All eligible workers in the UK are entitled to a minimum level wage for every hour that they work. This includes all employees but extends considerably further, including to casual workers and agency workers. The principal excluded categories are the genuinely self-employed, company directors and volunteers and voluntary workers who do not receive any payment other than genuine expenses.
In this week's Briefing: The Charity Commission has published two pieces of written evidence which it has submitted to the inquiry into freedom of speech in universities launched by the Joint Committee on Human Rights. Various NGOs, DFID, the Charity Commission and safeguarding experts have pledged to improve safeguarding standards, following the Safeguarding Summit on 5 March 2018. A pensions white paper has been published.
The tax treatment of payments in lieu of notice paid on termination of employment (“PILONs”) will be changing with effect from 6 April 2018.
In this week's Briefing: The Charity Commission has published a case report about a failed appeal and return of donations. The government has launched a new phase in a campaign to tackle child abuse and neglect. The government has published its “Integrated Communities Strategy” green paper. The European Commission has published a proposal for a Regulation on European crowdfunding service providers for business.
Significantly a new principle in the charity Governance Code stipulates that the board’s approach to diversity should support effectiveness.
In this week's Brieifing: The Parliamentary International Development Committee has launched an inquiry on sexual exploitation and abuse in the aid sector. Theresa May has asked Elizabeth Corley to lead an industry taskforce on impact investment. The Care Quality Commission has carried out a review of the system of services that support children and young people’s mental health.
UK Visas & Immigration (“UKVI”) has published its quarterly report showing the number of civil penalties for illegal workers found in each region of the UK between 1 July to 30 September 2017 (“the specified period”).
Safeguarding, as critically important as ever and rapidly rising in the regulatory agenda and media prominence, has been hastily evolving in the past six months.
Employment contracts often change during employment, for example upon a pay rise or promotion. Such changes are consensual and cause no problems. But can less welcome changes be made?
In this week's Briefing: Baroness Stowell has now formally been announced as the new Chair of the Charity Commission. The Charities Minister, Tracey Crouch, has begun a 12 week consultation on the government’s Civil Society Strategy. The Institute of Fundraising and the Fundraising Regulator have published joint guidance on the GDPR. The Fundraising Regulator has opened up its registration scheme to charities in Northern Ireland.
There are various types of ‘family friendly’ leave, of which maternity and paternity are the most common. Family friendly leave is governed by prescriptive statutory rules regarding who is entitled to take such leave, when and how it may be taken and how it should be paid.
The Charity Commission has published ground-breaking research into awareness and effectiveness of trusteeship in England and Wales.
Charities and wholly owned trading subsidiaries – new Financial Reporting Council guidelines on the accounting treatment of gifts of profit >
The Financial Reporting Council has published a set of “clarifications” to Financial Reporting Standard 102, which will have an impact on how charities and their trading subsidiaries account for profits paid by the subsidiary to the charity under gift aid.