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Legacies Roundup | December 2018 >

In our last Legacies Roundup of 2018, we consider the government’s proposal to increase probate fees and what it means for the charity sector, take a look at HMRC’s review of the taxation of trusts, and look back at some of the other issues legacy professionals have had to tackle this year.

Posted on 13 Dec 2018 in Legal Updates Read More >

How widely does the GDPR apply? >

It’s no secret that the European emperors of old had ambitions to extend their reach beyond the borders of Europe. Some of the same aims (though with far less aggressive tactics!) could be said to be behind certain aspect of European law as it seeks to regulate organisations located outside Europe.

Posted on 10 Dec 2018 in Legal Updates Read More >

BWB Briefing for Charities & Social Enterprises | 4 December >

In this week's Briefing: The Government has published a “Code of Conduct for Recipients of Government General Grants”. The Fundraising Regulator has announced it will name all organisations it investigates, whether the complaint is upheld or not. A new report released by CAF shows the continued rise of donor advised funds in the UK.

 

Posted on 04 Dec 2018 in Legal Updates Read More >

BWB Briefing for Charities & Social Enterprises | 27 November >

In this week's Briefing: From 17 December, new regulations will give the Information Commissioner's Office power to fine officers of a body corporate up to £500,000 for breach of the rules on the use of automated calling systems and unsolicited direct marketing. The Department for Education has published updated statutory guidance on opening and closing local authority-maintained schools.

 

Posted on 27 Nov 2018 in Legal Updates Read More >

BWB Briefing for Charities & Social Enterprises | 15 November >

In this week's briefing: The Charity Commission updated guidance on the display of trustee legal names on the charity register. HMRC guide to completing a charity’s Gift Aid Schedule. Mims Davies, MP for Eastleigh, appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport and Civil Society. The Information Commissioner’s Office publishes a report to Parliament “Investigation into the use of data analytics in political campaigns”. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government updated Homelessness code of guidance for local authorities (2018). The Financial Reporting Council project to challenge existing thinking about corporate reporting.

Posted on 15 Nov 2018 in Legal Updates Read More >

BWB Briefing for Charities & Social Enterprises | 7 November >

In this week's briefing: The British Academy launched its Future of the Corporation report. The Information Commissioner’s Office has published two new sets of guidance on encryption and passwords. The Department for Education has published updated statutory guidance on making significant changes to maintained schools. The Fraud Advisory Panel has published “An introduction to moving money safely”. The Financial Conduct Authority have opened up a debate on fair pricing in financial services.

Posted on 07 Nov 2018 in Legal Updates Read More >

BWB Briefing for Charities & Social Enterprises | 1 November >

In this week's Briefing: The Budget included several welcome tax announcements for charities. Over 80 sector organisations have joined together to form the Brexit Civil Society Alliance. The Information Commissioner’s Office has issued the maximum possible fine of £500,000 to Facebook for failing to protect users’ personal information. Over 120 organisations have co-signed a letter to the Prime Minister about a crisis in children’s services. The Care Quality Commission has published a consultation on the fees that it proposes to charge providers in 2019/20.

Posted on 01 Nov 2018 in Legal Updates Read More >

Charities and legacy fraud >

Charity Fraud Awareness Week gave us all a lot to think about. One area that charities should not overlook is legacy fraud. We all know that legacies are a vital source of income for charities, and last year saw legacy income at a record high. 

Posted on 31 Oct 2018 in Legal Updates Read More >

Employment Knowhow: Executive service agreements >

In light of the increased remuneration and seniority it is common that executive service agreements will contain a significantly greater number of contractual terms than a standard contract of employment. William Garnett outlines the issues that will be of significant importance. 

Posted on 24 Oct 2018 in Legal Updates Read More >

Employment Knowhow: Working time and holidays >

The Working Time Regulations 1998 (“WTR”) provide some important rights for all workers in the UK (apart from the genuinely self-employed who are working on a business-client basis, and certain narrow categories of workers who are exempt from some provisions).

Posted on 24 Oct 2018 in Legal Updates Read More >

Employment Knowhow: Partnership disputes >

There are a number of different types of partnerships recognised in English law, including Partnerships at will and Partnerships that fall under the Partnership Act 1890, but the most frequently created are Limited Liability Partnerships (“LLPs”).

Posted on 24 Oct 2018 in Legal Updates Read More >