In this week's Briefing: HM Treasury has published a consultation on the implementation of the Fifth EU Money Laundering Directive (5MLD) which could impact on charitable trusts. The Department of Education has published some Q&A about the introduction of compulsory relationships and sex education classes.
If your organisation relies on the contributions of volunteers for its operation, you need to be clear about the differences between volunteers, workers and voluntary workers to avoid being caught out by National Minimum Wage obligations.
Our Corporate and Commercial team have recently acted in a deal which has been covered by the trade press.
Growing up has always been difficult. But growing up as a child in today’s environment of immersive technology where thousands of apps and online services vie for your attention must be especially baffling to a child navigating today’s complex world.
In this week's Briefing: The House of Commons Library has published a paper detailing preparation for medicines shortages after Brexit. The Parliamentary Environment Audit Committee has published a report “Fixing fashion: clothing consumption and sustainability”.
Emma Knuckey reports on recent developments at the Charity Commission and in the Charity Tribunal.
Victoria Hordern, Head of Data Privacy, has provided her views to Global Data Review (GDR) on the Information Commissioner’s (ICO) consultation on a provisional code of practice setting out how companies process children’s data online.
Although the Agency Worker Regulations 2010 (the Regulations) have been in force for almost a decade, there have been surprisingly few cases dealing with the enforceability of the rights they have introduced and how liability and compensation will be apportioned and awarded where these have been breached.
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) is considering the question of introducing mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse in England and Wales.
In this week's Briefing: The Institute of Fundraising has published a refreshed version of its “GDPR: The Essentials for Fundraising Organisations” guidance. The Information Commissioner’s Office is consulting on new standards for those responsible for designing, developing or providing online services likely to be accessed by children.
Bates Wells has advised the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in a judicial review challenge by CityFibre (supported by Hyperoptic).
Following Theresa May’s request for a further extension of Article 50, and an ever shifting timetable for the UK’s exit from the EU, it is now very possible that the UK will participate in the European Parliamentary elections in May of this year.