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BWB regular legal updates, newsletters and bulletins
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this week's Briefing: NCVO has published a final version of the Charity Ethical Principles (previously described at the consultation stage as a Code of Ethics). The Church of England has published guidance on reporting a safeguarding serious incident to the Charity Commission.
In this week's Briefing: New legislation introduced by the government from 9 January makes cold calls about pensions illegal in some circumstances. More than 6,000 “uniformed” group places are being created for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds across England.
In this week's Briefing: The Charity Commission has published a report setting out the results of its post-implementation review of The Charities (Total Return) Regulations 2013. The Department of Health and Social Care has published EU exit operational readiness guidance for the health and social care sector.
In this week's Briefing: The Information Commissioner’s Office has published an update on data protection and Brexit. The Department of Health and Social Care has announced £1 billion of funding to upgrade NHS services in England.
In this week's Briefing: The Charity Commission has issued a regulatory alert to charitable think tanks. The government has published its response to the House of Commons International Development Committee’s report on Sexual exploitation and abuse in the aid sector.
In this week's Briefing: The Government has published a “Code of Conduct for Recipients of Government General Grants”. The Fundraising Regulator has announced it will name all organisations it investigates, whether the complaint is upheld or not. A new report released by CAF shows the continued rise of donor advised funds in the UK.