BWB Briefing for Charities and Social Enterprises | 23 January >

In this week's Briefing, HRMC has withdrawn its ChA1 form from its website, replacing it with an "application for recognition from HMRC for your charity", and published new internal guidance on grants on contracts; the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has launched a new inquiry to investigate the ways in which taking part in culture activities can have a positive impact on helath; and the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland's registration list has been renamed "the combined list". 

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BWB Briefing for Charities and Social Enterprises | 17 January 2018 >

In this week's Briefing, the Charity Commission has announced that the 2016 Act provisions on automatic disqualification of trustees will now be brought into force on 1 August 2018; the Department of Education has published updated privacy notice modeil documents for local authorities; and the Government has announced a funding pot of £1.7m to support and create mutual organisations to deliver public services. 

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BWB Briefing for Charities and Social Enterprises | 10 January 2018 >

In this week's Briefing, the Information Commissioner's Offcie has published a set of FAQs on GDPR specifically aimed at charities; the Government has published its response to the report of the House of Lords Committee on Charities; an inquiry into Grenfell Tower has been launched by the Equality and Human Right Commission; and BWB have announced that it will be opening a new charity hub in 2018. 

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BWB Briefing for Charities and Social Enterprises | 12 December 2017 >

In this week's Briefing, the Charity Commission has published a new strategy setting out its role in dealing with safeguarding issues; Sir Stuart Etherington has produced a report on voluntary action; HM Treasury has publised its final consultation response; a new scheme has been launched that aims to double the number of volunteers working in NHS by 2021; the Competition and Markets Authority has published the final report on its market study into care homes for the elderly; and the Association of Chairs has published a new report. 

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BWB Briefing for Charities and Social Enterprises | 06 December 2017 >

In this week's Briefing, the National Audit Office has published its report on the progress made by the Charity Commission since 2015; the Fundraising Regulator has published two anonymous case studies about complaints it has investigated; HM Treasury has issued a response to its consultation published in August 2017; and BWB and ILM have collaborated to produce a new factsheet. 

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BWB Briefing for Charities and Social Enterprises | 01 December 2017 >

In this weeks Briefing, three UK charity regulators have published guidance for auditors and independent examiners; various sector bodies have published comment on last week's Budget; the Department for Education has published a consultation seeking views on the implementation of proposed changes to school loan schemes; London Councils havs announced that a health and social care devolution agreement has been signed in relation to London; the Department for Communities and Local Government has announced that housing associations will be re-classified as private bodies; and the new Finance Act has brought into force a change to corporation tax rules. 

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BWB Briefing for Charities and Social Enterprises | 23 November 2017 >

In this week's update, the Government has announced its intention to develop a Civil Society Strategy; First Secretary Damian Green has announced that the government will publish a green paper on care and support for older people by summer 2018; the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) has launched a series of six films; the Financial Reporting Council has issued revisions to Practice Note 11; the Advertising Standards Authority has ruled on complaints about advertisements by several universities; and the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has issued new serious incident reporting guidance.

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BWB Briefing for Charities and Social Enterprises | 1 November 2017 >

In this weeks Briefing, the Fundraising Regulator's Board have agreed changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice relating to static collections; the Court of Appeal has held that the segregation of male and female pupils in an Islamic voluntary-aided school was directly discriminatory; the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) has published new guidance to help charities and other non-governmental 

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VAT - a post-Brexit wishlist >

VAT dates back to the UK's entrance into the common market. BWB's tax expert, Bill Lewis, asks whether Brexit could be an opportunity to update the rule in favour of charities and social enterprises. 

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BWB Briefing for Charities and Social Enterprises | 18 October 2017 >

In this week's charity Briefing, the Charity Commission has issued a regulatory alert to military charities; the government has published a Green Paper on internet safety strategy; the Information Commissioner's Office has published a list of 12 steps to prepare for the Data Protection Bill; the Department of Health and the Prime Minister's Office have published the terms of reference for an independent review of the Mental Health Act 1983; and several reports on Adult Social Care have been published. 

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