Ten things trustees can do relating to digital >

In light of the recommendation in the Taken on Trust report (2017) that ‘all key stakeholders in the charity sector should review and enhance their advice, support and communications to reflect and draw upon developments in digital technology', we offer the following tips:

Posted on 29 Nov 2017 in Legal Updates Read More >

BWB Briefing for Charities and Social Enterprises | 23 November 2017 >

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.

Posted on 23 Nov 2017 in Legal Updates Read More >

BWB’s Employment team wins ground-breaking worker status case against Uber >

Last year, the London Central Employment Tribunal held that the Claimants, London-based Uber drivers, were “workers” and that accordingly they should be entitled to basic protections such as national minimum wage and holiday pay. Uber’s appeal against this decision was heard at the end of September 2017. Today, Her Honour Judge Eady QC, who heard the appeal, handed down her Judgment upholding the Employment Tribunal’s judgment and dismissing Uber’s appeal.

Posted on 10 Nov 2017 in BWB News Read More >

BWB Briefing for Charities and Social Enterprises | 8 November 2017 >

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.

Posted on 08 Nov 2017 in Legal Updates Read More >