Rupert Earle and Andrew Wheelhouse have written an article for the Law Society Gazette.
In this week's Briefing: updates on the General Election, the Equality and Human Rights Commission has published a set of voluntary principles for standards in political discourse, and the Supreme Court has decided that procurement damages are confined to serious breaches.
In this edition of Legacies Roundup we draw out some of the key issues covered by our speakers at the seminar, including how data protection issues impact legacy fundraising and legacy management, and the challenges faced by legacy professionals when dealing with vulnerable people. We also discuss the latest (and most welcome) news on the scrapping of the proposed increase in Probate Court fees and reflect on the end of the Ilott v Mitson journey.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has published a comprehensive report assessing the state of equality and human rights for disabled people in Britain.
In this week's Briefing: updates after the snap General Election announcement; the Charity Commission, OSCR and CCNI have published "enhanced joint guidance" for auditors and independent examiners; Institute of Fundraising has launched 'Good Asking' report; and a new report on adult social care from House of Commons Communities and Local Government Committee.
In the course of merger transactions we are working on for a number of Colleges we identified and raised with UK Visas & Immigration (‘UKVI’) a number of potential immigration issues for publicly funded colleges that hold a Tier 4 Sponsor Licence, as these issues could have easily been deal-breakers for many Further Education mergers.
Theresa May’s shock announcement of a General Election, to be held on 8 June, took most of the country by surprise. Although she will need the support of two-thirds of MPs under the Fixed Term Parliaments Act to push ahead with her plans, the Labour Party’s immediate support makes it likely that she will pass that hurdle without difficulty in a Parliamentary vote tomorrow (Wednesday 19 April).
The Care Quality Commission's future inspection plans will involve more unannounced visits and focused inspections, says CQC's chair >
The CQC's chair Peter Wyman recently announced that the regulator is planning to shift its approach to inspections of health and social care providers, noting that its inspectors gather more tangible findings during an unannounced inspection
In this week's Briefing, the Charity Commission has launch new templates for preparation of accounts; Civil Exhange has published a new report; the House of Commons and House of Lords' Joint Committee on Human Rights has published a new report; the Information Commissioner's Office has launched a new set of resources aimed at improving records management in the health sector; and new report has been published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
The Charity Commission (“CC”) has released its guidance relating to the change in regulation of social housing.
Last month’s Court of Appeal decision in O'Brien v Bolton St Catherine's Academy  EWCA Civ 145 raises important practical points for employers considering ill-health dismissals.
Stronger charities for a stronger society: the report of the House of Lords Select Committee on Charities >
The House of Lords Select Committee on Charities published its report on 26 March 2017, making 13 pages of recommendations designed to “ensure that charities thrive in the years to come and have greater confidence in themselves”. Whilst the report is an encouraging recognition of the complex issues that the sector is currently facing, it will be interesting to see the Government’s response and subsequent debates.