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its long-anticipated new guidance on “Charities with a connection to a non-charity”, following its publication of draft guidance in February of last year.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 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.
Charities and social enterprises planning a campaign that directly criticises a business or its practices need to carefully consider the legal issues that can arise.
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.
This week’s call by Bates Wells and a coalition of charities for legal clarity on whether charities should ensure their investments support their goals and their duty to provide public benefit, has been covered by the national press.
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.
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.
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.