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In this week's Briefing: The Charity Commission has published a blogpost called “How to assess risk for charities working internationally”. BOND has published an update on the sector’s action to eradicate sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment and unacceptable abuses of power.
In this week's Charity Briefing: The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has announced a new investigation into child protection in religious organisations and settings. Big Society Capital has launched Local Access, a new social investment programme.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this week's Briefing: The updated Code of Fundraising Practice will not now be published until summer 2019. The Fundraising Regulator has announced changes to the time period charities have to action requests made by donors via the Fundraising Preference Service.
In this week's Briefing: The International Development Secretary has published an update on DFID’s work on safeguarding. The Children's Commissioner for England has published a report on home schooling. Two trading subsidiaries of a Scottish charity have been unsuccessful in their appeals against OSCR’s refusal to register them as charities.
In this week's Briefing: The Charity Commission has published “Dealing with wrongdoing and harm”, a report setting out lessons for trustees from the Commission’s compliance work. A new system alerting charities to when they have been left money in wills is to be established by HM Courts and Tribunals Service.
In this week's Briefing: HMRC has published an updated Sponsorship VAT Notice with new content on crowdfunding. NCVO has launched “Time Well Spent” a report detailing the findings from its national survey on the volunteer experience.