Viewing: Legal Updates
BWB regular legal updates, newsletters and bulletins
The long awaited Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), the new legal form for charities became available in January 2013. The first CIOs – including The Better Way To Be Foundation, established by BWB partners for their own charitable giving - were registered on 2 January.
In this week's Briefing, the Charity Commission has issued a regulatory alert warning charities against using cash couriers following a number of recent cases involving the seizure of charitable funds; the Department of Health has published guidance aimed at people who buy social care services; the Local Government Association has updated its guide to publicity.
Big Society Capital (BSC) announced the launch of its new “Crowd Match Fund” on 7 December.
A common complaint about SIBs is that they are complicated. Often the appropriate response to this is, ‘of course they are’. The aim is to create new forms of service delivery, working with service users with multiple issues. They involve a range of stakeholders who share some common objectives (based around the intended social impact) but also have their own organisational imperatives. David Hunter talks about two recent SIBs on which he and BWB have advised.
When you’re focussing on managing your company and making it grow, it can be easy to overlook some of the basic requirements your company must adhere to in order to be legally complaint, one of these being information requirements.
BWB Compliance's Andrew Dougall discusses the rise of crowdfunding and whether it could be right for your business.
As you will know in July 2016 the Fundraising Regulator (the “Regulator”) took over from the Fundraising Standards Board, with the objective of “protecting donors to charities based in England and Wales”. In doing so, it assumed responsibility for the Code of Fundraising Practice, which was initially developed by the Institute of Fundraising.
In this week's Briefing, the Fundraising Regulator has announced some changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice; ther Minister for Civil Society has announced that there will be another review of the Social Value Act; the Equality and Human Rights Commission has produced new guidance; and the Department for Communities & Local Government has released a new white paper.
In this week's Briefing, HMRC has published updated guidance for intermediaries in regards to Gift Aid; the Government has published a new White Paper; HMRC has released a policy paper about proposed refrms to SITR scheme; the Department for International Development has published its first Economic Development Strategy; and the House of Lords Select Committee on Charities has publised written evidence.
In December 2016 the government published the final draft of the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 which are due to come into force on 6 April 2017.
The expansion of the internet with the introduction of hundreds of new domain name suffixes is opening new opportunities for charities. Mathew Healey looks at how charities can harness the power of the new domains.
In this week's Briefing, the published European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill 2016-12 has its Second Reading debate yesterday; HRMC has published guidance on how a charity can apply for permission to redact information it is required to report about grant recipients under the automatic exchange of information regime; BEIS has published a Green Paper "Building our Industrial Strategy"; and the Lenehan review into care of children with learning disabilities has been published.
Following a review into the structure and effectiveness of the Homes and Communities Agency (“HCA”), the government has backed plans to remove regulatory functions from the HCA and establish a standalone regulator for social housing.
The recent Monetary Penalty Notices issued to BHF and the RSPCA by the ICO have understandably raised concerns and questions for charities and fundraisers about their implications for charitable fundraising moving forward.
In this week's Briefing: the Charity Commission has issued a statement about settlement of the litigation involving Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society of Britain; the Small Charitable Donations and Childcare Payments Act has received Royal Assent; and the Supreme Court has allow an appeal by a wheelchair user.