Benjamin Thomas, Solicitor in Bates Wells’ Charity & Social Enterprise team, has written for Law in Sport on the key considerations sports clubs should bear in mind when weighing up whether to establish charitable foundations.
Rosamund McCarthy, Partner in our Charity & Social Enterprise team, and Lucy McLynn, Head of Employment, have written for the latest issue of Charity Finance on the Charity Commission’s revised serious incident reporting (SIR) guidance.
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.
Bates Wells has been recognised across four categories in the shortlist for this year's Legal 500 Awards.
All too often, trade mark protection is an afterthought for charities.
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.
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In this week's Briefing: The Charity Commission has updated and reformatted its Operational Guidance on students’ unions. A new Charity Digital Code has been published. The Information Commissioner’s Office is consulting on an updated direct marketing code of practice.
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.
The Charity Commission (the Commission) published revised guidance on reporting serious incidents (SIs) on 17 October. There are a number of changes from the previous version, so all charities should now familiarise themselves with the guidance.
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.
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.
The British Academy has today launched its Future of the Corporation report, which “identifies a need to re-think radically how business will meet 21st century environmental, social and economic demands, as well as the challenges of technological advances and globalisation.”
This year’s NatWest Women in Social Enterprise 100 (WISE100), which seeks to “recognise the most inspiring and influential women in social enterprise, impact investment and mission-driven business”, has now been launched.
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