In this week's Briefing: The Charity Commission has published two pieces of written evidence which it has submitted to the inquiry into freedom of speech in universities launched by the Joint Committee on Human Rights. Various NGOs, DFID, the Charity Commission and safeguarding experts have pledged to improve safeguarding standards, following the Safeguarding Summit on 5 March 2018. A pensions white paper has been published.
Bates Wells Braithwaite (BWB) has provided detailed written evidence to the Public Bill Committee highlighting the impact of the Data Protection Bill on charities’ use of special category data.
The tax treatment of payments in lieu of notice paid on termination of employment (“PILONs”) will be changing with effect from 6 April 2018.
In this week's Briefing: The Charity Commission has published a case report about a failed appeal and return of donations. The government has launched a new phase in a campaign to tackle child abuse and neglect. The government has published its “Integrated Communities Strategy” green paper. The European Commission has published a proposal for a Regulation on European crowdfunding service providers for business.
Philip Trott, Partner, Bates Wells Braithwaite (BWB) has provided commentary for a Lexis Nexis piece that examines the Open Rights Group’s decision to challenge a highly significant clause in the Data Protection Bill.
Lucy McLynn, Partner and Head of Employment at Bates Wells Braithwaite (BWB), has written a by-lined article for the March issue of Charity Finance.
Lucy McLynn, Partner and Head of Employment at Bates Wells Braithwaite, has participated in a BBC Radio 4 discussion focusing on the use of Settlement Agreements by the charities sector.
Significantly a new principle in the charity Governance Code stipulates that the board’s approach to diversity should support effectiveness.
In this week's Brieifing: The Parliamentary International Development Committee has launched an inquiry on sexual exploitation and abuse in the aid sector. Theresa May has asked Elizabeth Corley to lead an industry taskforce on impact investment. The Care Quality Commission has carried out a review of the system of services that support children and young people’s mental health.
Bates Wells Braithwaite (BWB), in collaboration with the Institute of Fundraising (IoF) and More Partnership Ltd, has contributed to a new guide that advises charities on how they can lawfully undertake major donor fundraising and prospect research on existing and potential new supporters.