Gillian Roche-Saunders writes for Crowdfund Insider on recent FCA 'Dear CEO Letter'.
Bates Wells Braithwaite is pleased to announce our new role as a corporate partner of the Institute of Legacy Management, the membership body for charity legacy professionals.
Sung-Hyui Park recently joined BWB as a Senior Associate. As a former banking lawyer specialising in lending and M&A transactions, Sung-Hyui comes to BWB with a wealth of experience and technical expertise she hopes to use for the benefit of clients working in the social investment market.
A common complaint about SIBs is that they are complicated. Often the appropriate response to this is, ‘of course they are’. The aim is to create new forms of service delivery, working with service users with multiple issues. They involve a range of stakeholders who share some common objectives (based around the intended social impact) but also have their own organisational imperatives. David Hunter talks about two recent SIBs on which he and BWB have advised.
Big Society Capital (BSC) announced the launch of its new “Crowd Match Fund” on 7 December.
Caritas Anchor House has a rich history, marked by their desire to offer hope and support to those who need it most. Established in the 1960s to provide temporary accommodation to out-of-work seafarers, they now provide support to those affected by homelessness.
BWB Compliance's Andrew Dougall discusses the rise of crowdfunding and whether it could be right for your business.
When you’re focussing on managing your company and making it grow, it can be easy to overlook some of the basic requirements your company must adhere to in order to be legally complaint, one of these being information requirements.
As you will know in July 2016 the Fundraising Regulator (the “Regulator”) took over from the Fundraising Standards Board, with the objective of “protecting donors to charities based in England and Wales”. In doing so, it assumed responsibility for the Code of Fundraising Practice, which was initially developed by the Institute of Fundraising.
Faith-based charities often support overseas charities, but need to take care that these payments fall within HMRC’s definition of charitable purposes. Stephanie Biden explains how to avoid falling foul of HM Revenue and Customs when working with partners overseas.
In this week's Briefing, the Fundraising Regulator has announced some changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice; ther Minister for Civil Society has announced that there will be another review of the Social Value Act; the Equality and Human Rights Commission has produced new guidance; and the Department for Communities & Local Government has released a new white paper.
The Stephen Lloyd Awards Committee has today announced that the 3rd annual Awards are open to receive applications. Entrants have an eight week application window which closes on Friday 7 April 2017.