In this week's Briefing: A coalition of 65 organisations from across the care sector has called for an independent review into how leaving the EU will impact on social care. The Cabinet Office and Civil Service have published a guidance note for civil servants ahead of the local elections to be held on 3 May 2018. New Philanthropy Capital has published its mergers report “Let’s talk mission and merger”.
In this weeks' Briefing: The Charity Commission has published the transcript of Baroness Stowell’s speech to the NCVO conference on Monday 16th April, her first major speech since taking up the position. The Fundraising Regulator and Charity Commission have issued guidance about the requirements under the 2016 Act for charities above the audit threshold to include certain statements about fundraising in their trustees’ annual report.
The Law Commission has published a detailed report recommending changes to technical areas of charity law.
In this week's Briefing: The Charity Commission has changed a number of its online forms for notifying events or seeking consent from the Commission. The Charity Commission has issued a response to a report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights on freedom of speech in universities and the role of students’ unions. The Court of Appeal has referred a case about VAT on investment management fees to the CJEU for guidance.
While the advent of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) means that controllers will no longer be required to register the purposes for which they use personal data with the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”), the requirement to pay an annual fee to the ICO is not being wholly abolished.
Victoria Hordern, Head of Data Privacy at Bates Wells Braithwaite, has been quoted by Digital Business Lawyer in an article that focuses on the Information Commissioner’s investigation into the recent allegations levelled at data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica.