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.
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.
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.
Following remarks before an audience of attendees at the University of Liverpool’s London campus, Philip Kirkpatrick’s proposed new charity governance model has now inspired an in-depth feature (£) written by Governance & Leadership.
Luke Fletcher, partner in Bates Wells’ Charity & Social Enterprise team, has written for Civil Society on how the referral of important questions around charity trustee investment duties to tribunal by the Charity Commission could play an important role in the fight against climate change.
Simon Steeden’s insights regarding new Charity Commission guidance on the relationship between charities and non-charities have been covered by Civil Society, Third Sector (£) and UK Fundraising.
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.