Those running historic buildings and heritage sites no doubt wish for the widest possible cross-section of the general public to visit and enjoy their properties. However, with the government reporting that 14 million people in the UK have some sort of disability, it's essential to consider making reasonable adjustments for visitors with disabilities.
All too often, trade mark protection is an afterthought for charities.
You can find bespoke Elections & Campaigning guidance on the newly-designed Get Legal website.
In this week's briefing: The Charity Commission updated guidance on the display of trustee legal names on the charity register. HMRC guide to completing a charity’s Gift Aid Schedule. Mims Davies, MP for Eastleigh, appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport and Civil Society. The Information Commissioner’s Office publishes a report to Parliament “Investigation into the use of data analytics in political campaigns”. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government updated Homelessness code of guidance for local authorities (2018). The Financial Reporting Council project to challenge existing thinking about corporate reporting.
As you have probably heard, the Fundraising Regulator is currently consulting on a “refreshed” Code of Fundraising Practice which includes a reordering of its content, a “plain English” review of the language used in the Code and incorporation of the face-to-face fundraising rulebooks. So far so uncontroversial.
In this week's briefing: The British Academy launched its Future of the Corporation report. The Information Commissioner’s Office has published two new sets of guidance on encryption and passwords. The Department for Education has published updated statutory guidance on making significant changes to maintained schools. The Fraud Advisory Panel has published “An introduction to moving money safely”. The Financial Conduct Authority have opened up a debate on fair pricing in financial services.
The Charity Commission (the Commission) published revised guidance on reporting serious incidents (SIs) on 17 October. There are a number of changes from the previous version, so all charities should now familiarise themselves with the guidance.
You might not have heard of it yet, but the EU Geo-blocking Regulation comes into force in the UK (and the rest of the EU) on 3 December 2018.
The British Academy has today launched its Future of the Corporation report, which “identifies a need to re-think radically how business will meet 21st century environmental, social and economic demands, as well as the challenges of technological advances and globalisation.”
Independent legal directories Legal 500 and Chambers UK have released their newest editions, with some strong results for Bates Wells.
In this week's Briefing: The Budget included several welcome tax announcements for charities. Over 80 sector organisations have joined together to form the Brexit Civil Society Alliance. The Information Commissioner’s Office has issued the maximum possible fine of £500,000 to Facebook for failing to protect users’ personal information. Over 120 organisations have co-signed a letter to the Prime Minister about a crisis in children’s services. The Care Quality Commission has published a consultation on the fees that it proposes to charge providers in 2019/20.