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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.
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”.
In this week's briefing: The Information Commissioner’s Office has published the final version of its guidance on Children and the GDPR. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has begun the long awaited consultation on changes to the rules relating to society lotteries. Plans to amend the Social Value Act have been announced.
On 1 August 2018, the rules about automatic disqualification for trustees are changing to extend the scope of who can be disqualified from running a charity.
In this week's Briefing: The Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is recruiting three new board members for the Charity Commission for a term of three years. British Telecommunications plc has been fined £77,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office for sending emails promoting three charity initiatives.
Legacy Professionals and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Are You Processing Personal Data? >
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into force on 25 May 2018, has implications for charity legacy professionals.
In this edition of the Legacies Roundup, we reflect on recent legacy events including the ILM Conference 2018 and the Legacy Strategy Summit, review recent cases on beneficiaries’ rights to information and the test for testamentary capacity, and discuss how to ease into the now in-force GDPR with a useful article covering key issues for legacy professionals.
In this week's Briefing: The government has launched a consultation on giving members powers to hold their pension schemes to account over how social and environmental factors impact their investments. Draft regulations for new company reporting requirements have been published.
The “start-up” visa will launch in Spring 2019 and will require applicants to have acquired an endorsement from a university or approved business sponsor.
In this week's Briefing: The Charity Commission has published information about the 2018 annual return service which will be available later in the summer. The Fundraising Regulator has published a new section of the Code of Fundraising Practice covering fundraising platforms, and accompanying guidance. DCMS has opened up its next round of funding for public service mutuals.
Shared Parental Leave (referred to as “SPL”) was introduced in 2015 to offer a more flexible way for parents to take leave from work during the year after the birth of their child. However, three years on the take up of SPL remains extremely low and accordingly has a relatively modest impact on society.
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 October to 31 December 2017 (“the specified period”).
In this week's Briefing: The Information Commissioner’s Office has published guidance on the right to be informed and on automated decision making and profiling. The government has appointed four industry champions to expand the dormant assets scheme across insurance and pensions, banking, investment and securities. New Philanthropy Capital has published “Diversity in governance: the what, why and how.
New rules on automatic disqualification of charity trustees and senior managers – is your charity prepared? >
The new rules on automatic disqualification are coming into force on 1 August 2018. They affect both charity trustees and charity senior managers.
At least once a year it helps to stand back and ask the question is our governance fit for purpose? What are we doing well? What should we continue doing? What should we stop doing?
Luke Fletcher, partner at Bates Wells Braithwaite (BWB), has written a by-lined article for Governance & Compliance on the prominent role that the concept of purposeful business now plays in a range of industries.
In this week's Briefing: The Charity Commission’s guidance on automatic disqualification has been amended to include two declarations, one for trustees and one for senior managers. NCVO has made available a Legal checklist for boards of charities and other voluntary organisations. The Department for Education has published its response to the recent Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) consultation.
At the Institute of Legacy Management’s Annual Conference 2018, you posed BWB a series of questions on everything from GDPR to ex gratia payments. Here, we offer some answers.