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BWB Briefing for Charities and Social Enterprises | 17 January 2018 >

In this week's Briefing, the Charity Commission has announced that the 2016 Act provisions on automatic disqualification of trustees will now be brought into force on 1 August 2018; the Department of Education has published updated privacy notice modeil documents for local authorities; and the Government has announced a funding pot of £1.7m to support and create mutual organisations to deliver public services. 

Posted on 17 Jan 2018 in Legal Updates Read More >

BWB Briefing for Charities and Social Enterprises | 10 January 2018 >

In this week's Briefing, the Information Commissioner's Offcie has published a set of FAQs on GDPR specifically aimed at charities; the Government has published its response to the report of the House of Lords Committee on Charities; an inquiry into Grenfell Tower has been launched by the Equality and Human Right Commission; and BWB have announced that it will be opening a new charity hub in 2018. 

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Baker clause in force on January 2nd >

The Technical & Further Education Act 2017 (“the Act”) will be coming into force from early 2018. The Act aims to reform technical education and help boost the country’s productivity by addressing skill shortages.

Posted on 14 Dec 2017 in Legal Updates Read More >

BWB Briefing for Charities and Social Enterprises | 12 December 2017 >

In this week's Briefing, the Charity Commission has published a new strategy setting out its role in dealing with safeguarding issues; Sir Stuart Etherington has produced a report on voluntary action; HM Treasury has publised its final consultation response; a new scheme has been launched that aims to double the number of volunteers working in NHS by 2021; the Competition and Markets Authority has published the final report on its market study into care homes for the elderly; and the Association of Chairs has published a new report. 

Posted on 12 Dec 2017 in Legal Updates Read More >

Legacies Roundup | December 2017 >

As 2017 draws to a close, this edition of BWB’s Legacies Roundup looks back on a busy and eventful year in charity legacies, and forward to what’s already promising to be another one with the introduction of GDPR.

Posted on 12 Dec 2017 in Legal Updates Read More >

BWB Briefing for Charities and Social Enterprises | 06 December 2017 >

In this week's Briefing, the National Audit Office has published its report on the progress made by the Charity Commission since 2015; the Fundraising Regulator has published two anonymous case studies about complaints it has investigated; HM Treasury has issued a response to its consultation published in August 2017; and BWB and ILM have collaborated to produce a new factsheet. 

Posted on 06 Dec 2017 in Legal Updates Read More >

BWB Briefing for Charities and Social Enterprises | 01 December 2017 >

In this weeks Briefing, three UK charity regulators have published guidance for auditors and independent examiners; various sector bodies have published comment on last week's Budget; the Department for Education has published a consultation seeking views on the implementation of proposed changes to school loan schemes; London Councils havs announced that a health and social care devolution agreement has been signed in relation to London; the Department for Communities and Local Government has announced that housing associations will be re-classified as private bodies; and the new Finance Act has brought into force a change to corporation tax rules. 

Posted on 01 Dec 2017 in Legal Updates Read More >

Ten things trustees can do relating to digital >

In light of the recommendation in the Taken on Trust report (2017) that ‘all key stakeholders in the charity sector should review and enhance their advice, support and communications to reflect and draw upon developments in digital technology', we offer the following tips:

Posted on 29 Nov 2017 in Legal Updates Read More >

BWB Briefing for Charities and Social Enterprises | 23 November 2017 >

In this week's update, the Government has announced its intention to develop a Civil Society Strategy; First Secretary Damian Green has announced that the government will publish a green paper on care and support for older people by summer 2018; the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) has launched a series of six films; the Financial Reporting Council has issued revisions to Practice Note 11; the Advertising Standards Authority has ruled on complaints about advertisements by several universities; and the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has issued new serious incident reporting guidance.

Posted on 23 Nov 2017 in Legal Updates Read More >