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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.
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.
Yesterday the government published its Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2019, which shows that one fifth of charities experienced a cyber security breach last year.
In this week's Briefing: The Fundraising Regulator has published a report about complaints received about fundraising in 2017/18. Big Society Capital has launched a new research report for investors “Maximising your Philanthropy – a Guide to Social impact investing and Donor Advised Funds.
Challenging local authority budgets in the face of cuts – R. (on the application of Hollow) v Surrey CC >
This case concerned an unsuccessful claim against a Local Authority’s projected budget cuts to the provision for schools and special educational needs and disabilities (SSEND).
The Charity Commission has today published its long-anticipated new guidance on “Charities with a connection to a non-charity”, following its publication of draft guidance in February of last year.
In our March 2019 edition of Legacies Roundup, we consider the recently reported case of Ellott v Cimarron UK Ltd, examine the possible effects of Brexit on legacy giving, and take a look at the issues surrounding post-death access to digital assets.
In this week's Briefing: The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government has published “Community engagement and EU Exit: guidance for local authorities”. The Home Secretary has boosted funding for next year’s places of worship protective security.
In this week's Briefing: An All Party Parliamentary Group has been set up for Philanthropy and Social Investment. The government has published a new International Education Strategy outlining plans to increase student numbers and income generated from international education.
Employment Insight: Discrimination on Grounds of Religious Belief – Whose Protected Characteristic is it Anyway? >
It is a well-known tenet of employment law that employees are protected from discrimination by their employer, in respect of a number of “protected characteristics”, from day one of their employment.
In this week's Briefing: A Private Member’s Bill to give charity trustees the right to unpaid time off work has had its first reading in parliament. The Fundraising Regulator has announced changes to its funding levy for the years Sept 19/20 and Sept 20/21.
Have you been considering whether to transfer the current trading activities of a private company into multiple subsidiaries? Our briefing will guide you through the pros and cons.
In this week's Briefing: Fundraising Regulator has referred 59 charities to the Information Commissioner’s Office and to the Charity Commission for failing to act on suppression requests submitted via the Fundraising Preference Service. The Department for Education has published its proposals on relationships education, relationships and sex education, and health education.
Fundraising Regulator refers charities to the ICO. The message is: don't ignore unsubscribe requests! >
Following the news made public on Monday that the Fundraising Regulator has referred 59 charities to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for failing to comply with requests to unsubscribe made via the Fundraising Preference Service (FPS), the regulatory focus is again on marketing and fundraising.
Bates Wells have been supporting and advising a coalition of leading charities who are calling on the Charity Commission and Attorney General to seek a landmark ruling on whether and how charities should align their investments with their objects and their duty to provide public benefit.
The Fundraising Regulator has changed its investigations process - for any complaints received after today, 1 March 2019, it will publish the names of charities (and other organisations) it investigates.
UK Visas & Immigration (“UKVI”) has published its quarterly report showing the number of civil penalties for illegal workers found in each region of the UK between 1 April and 30 September 2018 (“the specified period”).