HCA: Deregulatory measures for social housing >

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.

Posted on 29 Mar 2017 in Legal Updates Read More >

BWB Briefing for Charities & Social Enterprises | 29 March 2017 >

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. 

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BWB Briefing for Charities & Social Enterprises | 16 March 2017 >

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. 

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The dangers of personal email >

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.

 

Posted on 10 Mar 2017 in BWB Publications Read More >

BWB Briefing for Charities & Social Enterprises | 07 March 2017 >

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”.

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Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs) >

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.

Posted on 03 Mar 2017 in Legal Updates Read More >

BWB Briefing for Charities & Social Enterprises | 28 February 2017 >

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.

Posted on 02 Mar 2017 in Legal Updates Read More >