Bates Wells Braithwaite’s (BWB), announcement that it will open a new hub in 2018 that offers charities the opportunity to rent space in its central London offices, has been covered by The Lawyer (£).
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.
Consultation on changes to Code relating to data protection. The Institute of Fundraising has published its response to the consultation here. BWB has also published its response here
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.
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.
BWB is pleased to announce that it has been shortlisted for UK Firm (specialism) of the Year in the 2018 Legal 500 Awards.
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.
In this week's Briefing: A charity worker has been prosecuted for making his own copies of sensitive data. Innovate UK has announced an extra £30 million of funding for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs), which connect UK businesses with an academic or research organisation and qualified graduate to work on innovation projects.
Rosamund McCarthy has been featured in the November issue of Governance & Leadership (formerly Governance magazine).
In this week's Briefing: Helen Stephenson, the new CEO of the Commission, has announced that the Commission is working on proposals for a system under which larger charities will make a “modest contribution” to the cost of parts of their regulation. The Association of Chairs has published guidance on “Making board committees work” and “Making investment committees work”. The Institute of Fundraising has published its draft response to the Fundraising Regulator’s Consultation on the Code of Fundraising Practice on Data Protection. The government has launched a consultation on significant amendments to its “Working together to safeguard children” guidance. The Information Commissioner’s Office has launched a dedicated advice line to help small organisations preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation.
BWB's Emma Knuckey reports on recent developments at the Charity Commission.
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
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.
BWB's Sung-Hyui Park explains how B Corp status affects the obligations of a company's directors.
BWB's Lawrence Simanowitz and Michael Charalambous explain the current requirements for when a data breach should be reported to the Information Commissioner's Office, and how the General Data Protection Regulation will change the position.
In this week's Charity Briefing, the Fundraising Regulator and Charity Commission have published a summary of the summit about online charitable giving; NCVO has published an analysis of grant making in the UK; the International Development Secretary Priti Patel has announced new rules for DFID suppliers; and the Information Commissioners Office has published a blog about changes to ICO fees and registration next year.
Bates Wells Braithwaite (BWB) has been highly commended in this year’s Legal 500 rankings, with the directory concluding that BWB is a “21st century law firm with a very knowledgeable and flexible team that provides pragmatic advice”.