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In this week's Briefing: The Charity Commission has provided feedback to NCVO’s consultation on its Draft Code of Ethics. This Thursday 4th October is Gift Aid Awareness Day. The Information Commissioner’s Office has begun formal enforcement action against 34 organisations that have failed to pay the new data protection fee.
In this Legacies Roundup we touch on the findings in Smee & Ford’s latest Legacy Trends 2018 report, consider the key issues and things to think about if your charity is left a gift of property, and take a look at issues relating to disclosure of information in the context of 1975 Act claims and Larke v Nugus requests.
In this week's Briefing: The Information Commissioner’s Office has issued its first post-GDPR enforcement notice. The Education and Skills Funding Agency has published updated versions of its Schools forum guidance. British Asian Trust has announced the world’s largest impact bond. The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland is consulting on its draft Strategic Plan 2019-2022.
Work is now well underway on the DfID-funded project on Governance and Reporting, in connection with the work of Working Group 4: Complaints and Reporting, which was set up following the DfID Summit on Safeguarding in INGOs in the Spring.
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”.
The recent fortunes of the House of Fraser and Debenhams highlight the importance of utilising new technologies and having a healthy digital presence.
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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 January and 31 March 2018 (“the specified period”).
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.
The BWB Safeguarding Best Practice Group recently explored the tension between safeguarding and GDPR, two key developments facing the charity sector today.
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).
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.
When entering a contract the parties are often optimistic about the payment of bonus and insufficient attention is paid to the wording. William Garnett discusses the different forms of bonuses.
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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.
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.
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.