Viewing: Legal Updates

BWB regular legal updates, newsletters and bulletins

BWB Briefing for Charities & Social Enterprises | 19 September >

In this week's Briefing: The Charity Commission has published a new piece of guidance about checking that setting up a new charity is the best option in the circumstances. The International Development Committee has published its Report into the Definition and administration of Official Development Assistance. DCMS has published a report on “Place-based giving schemes: funding, engaging and creating stronger communities”.

Posted on 19 Sep 2018 in Legal Updates Read More >

BWB Briefing for Charities & Social Enterprises | 11 September >

In this week's Briefing: Charity Finance Group has published a “Cost Benefit Analysis of Brexit for Charities”. The Fundraising Regulator has announced a consultation on a revised version of the Code. The government has announced 22 projects which will be funded through a Social Impact Bond, via the Life Chances Fund. The Electoral Commission is conducting a survey on its guidance for non-party campaigners.

Posted on 11 Sep 2018 in Legal Updates Read More >

BWB Briefing for Charities & Social Enterprises | 5 September >

In this week's Briefing: The Charity Commission has published two reports relating to charity accounts - the first on whether charity accounts and reports meet the reader’s needs and the second on public benefit reporting. Since 1st September a new framework is in place allowing a Community Interest Company (CIC) to convert into a CIO (charitable incorporated organisation).

 

Posted on 05 Sep 2018 in Legal Updates Read More >

BWB Briefing for Charities & Social Enterprises | 21 August >

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.

 

Posted on 21 Aug 2018 in Legal Updates Read More >

Employment Knowhow: Flexible working >

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.

Posted on 30 Jul 2018 in Legal Updates Read More >

Employment Knowhow: Health and safety >

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.

Posted on 26 Jul 2018 in Legal Updates Read More >

BWB Briefing for Charities & Social Enterprises | 25 July >

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.

Posted on 25 Jul 2018 in Legal Updates Read More >

BWB Briefing for Charities & Social Enterprises | 18 July >

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.

Posted on 18 Jul 2018 in Legal Updates Read More >

BWB Briefing for Charities & Social Enterprises | 11 July >

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”.

Posted on 11 Jul 2018 in Legal Updates Read More >