Our special focus on property matters for faith-based organisations starts with a look at the specific issues that these organisations face when planning to acquire property.
The breakdown of the relationship between employer and employee is always difficult, but particularly so in a faith-based organisation when the employee concerned has a spiritual role in the organisation and wider faith community.
From 6 April 2017 the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), which regulates the provision of social housing in England, will move away from its current consents regime to a new ‘notification and registration’ regime. This follows changes brought in by the Housing and Planning Act 2016.
In this week's Briefing: the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee has launched a new inquiry; the Advertising Standards Authority's Compliance team has published new guidance for commercial participants in door-to-door charity bag collections; two companies have been fined a total of £83,000; and the Committee on standards in public life is undertaking a follow-up review of the Nolan Principles.
The Charity Commission has issued guidance on its new power to issue official warnings to charities. Alice Faure Walker and Emma Knuckey explore what the new power means for charities.
In this week's Briefing, registered charities in England and Wales can now apply to register with the Fundraising Regulator; two pieces of Charity Commission guidance have been updated; the Government has launched its Brexit website; and New Philanthropy Capital has published a new report.
Employment Insight - Clarity on the limits to a data controller’s obligations when dealing with DSARs >
Employees, as data subjects, have the right to find out what information their employer is holding about them by exercising their right to make a data subject access request (‘DSAR’) under section 7 of the Data Protection Act 1998 (‘DPA’).
In this week's Briefing, the Charity Commission has begun a consultation on how it should approach registering organisations that promote complementary and alternative medicines; the Office of Tax Simplification has published an interim report on its review of the UK's VAT system; A4ID has published a summary of EU registration option for NGIs considering how to respond to Brexit; and the King's Fun has published its response to the Spring Budget.
It is not just presidential candidates who need to be aware of the dangers of using a personal email account for business matters. When a charity receives a data subject access request, staff and trustees may be required to disclose information held on personal email accounts or mobile phones.
UK Visas & Immigration (“UKVI”) has published its quarterly report showing the number of civil penalties for illegal workers found in each region of the UK between 1 July and 30 September 2016 (“the specified period”).
The Charity & Social Enterprise team are pleased to announce their Spring 2017 Update.
Last week’s Supreme Court decision in Newbigin (VO) v S J & J Monk is being heralded as some much needed good news for property developers.
In this week's Briefing, NCVO is to set up an independent commission to carry out a full review of the charity tax system; the Dormant Assets Commission has identified up to £2bn of untapped assets which could be redirected to good causes; and New Philanthropy Capital has published a guide for funders “Making your funding go further”.
The long awaited Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), the new legal form for charities became available in January 2013. The first CIOs – including The Better Way To Be Foundation, established by BWB partners for their own charitable giving - were registered on 2 January.
In this week's Briefing, the Charity Commission has issued a regulatory alert warning charities against using cash couriers following a number of recent cases involving the seizure of charitable funds; the Department of Health has published guidance aimed at people who buy social care services; the Local Government Association has updated its guide to publicity.