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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.
We see many people asking how to develop a clear practical link between the purpose of a business and the value it creates, for itself and for the world.
The Court of Appeal overturned a significant body of case-law to find that sleepers-in will only be entitled to have their sleep-in hours counted for National Minimum Wage (“NMW”) purposes where they are, and are required to be, awake for the purpose of performing some specific activity
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.