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Returning to the Workplace - Where Should Charities Start?

Friday, 11 September 2020

As the Government eases workplace restrictions, many charitable organisations will be planning and implementing procedures for staff, volunteers, customers/clients and visitors to return safely to the charity's workplace or main premises.

Returning to the Workplace - Where Should Charities Start?

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How Should Charity Property Be Registered at the Land Registry?

Friday, 11 September 2020

Where Land Registry titles for charities are incorrectly registered in the names of retired, or even deceased trustees, additional work is required to rectify the situation. How can you avoid the headache - and costs - of fixing them?

How Should Charity Property Be Registered at the Land Registry?

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'Founder Syndrome', Faith Charities, and Challenging Charity Commission Decisions

Friday, 11 September 2020

There were over 8000 applications to the Charity Commission to register new charities in 2019-2020. Behind each of those applications are the trustees and founders whose vision and hard work bring these new endeavours into being.

'Founder Syndrome', Faith Charities, and Challenging Charity Commission Decisions

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10 Practical Steps to Streamline Your Charity's Governance

Friday, 11 September 2020

As some of us return to offices and other workplaces after the holiday period, many charities are responding to calls that they 'build back better'.

10 Practical Steps to Streamline Your Charity's Governance

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Key Data Protection Issues For Charities to Consider Post-Lockdown

Friday, 11 September 2020

We look at some of the data protection points charities should be considering as they return after the summer.

Key Data Protection Issues For Charities to Consider Post-Lockdown

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Duties of Members of Charitable Companies

Thursday, 30 July 2020

On 29 July 2020 the Supreme Court confirmed a long-standing view held by some lawyers and others within the sector that the members of charitable companies can owe a type of duty, known as a fiduciary duty, to the company's charitable objects or purposes.

Duties of Members of Charitable Companies

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Blackbaud Data Hack - Key Issues for Charities to Consider

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Charities rely on online providers for services relating to personal data now more than ever. As a leading sector supplier reveals that data was removed from its system, we ask, what does an event like this mean for the charities affected?

Blackbaud Data Hack - Key Issues for Charities to Consider

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Members of Charitable Companies - Doing The Right Thing

Monday, 27 July 2020

Members of charitable companies have roles in their charity involving voting, electing and approving. Are they free to do this as they wish, to suit their own purposes? Or, must they act in the interests of the charity, like charity trustees?

Members of Charitable Companies - Doing The Right Thing

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Charitable Legacies - Why Include a Charity in Your Will?

Monday, 20 July 2020

Alongside supporting a good cause, leaving a legacy to a charity in your Will can have other significant benefits.

Charitable Legacies - Why Include A Charity in Your Will?

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What Can Charity Landlords Do If a Tenant of Commercial Premises Does Not Pay Rent?

Friday, 10 July 2020

In the uncertainty surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19), many commercial tenants have come to a stark realisation that they cannot afford to pay rent.

What Can Charity Landlords Do If A Tenant of Commercial Premises Does Not Pay Rent?

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Charities - Trading Issues for Trading Companies

Friday, 10 July 2020

The impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) has put a tremendous additional work load on board of trustees and senior leaders in charities. The pace of change has been high and the need for dynamic decision making has never been more important.

Charities - Trading Issues for Trading Companies

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Why Is Transparent and Accountable Governance Important?

Friday, 10 July 2020

The Charity Commission has published a regulatory alert serving as a reminder to all charities about meeting the core challenges of charity governance.

Why is Transparent and Accountable Governance Important?

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The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 - What Do Charities Need to Know?

Friday, 10 July 2020

On the 26 June 2020, The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (the Act) officially came into force, giving companies breathing space to continue to trade through the pandemic and avoid insolvency.

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 - What Do Charities Need to Know?

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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in Charities - Home Truths & High Expectations

Friday, 10 July 2020

In the weeks since the horrific death of George Floyd and subsequent protests, many charity leadership teams have spent a great deal of time reflecting on inequalities in the charity sector and society as a whole. The issue is not a new one.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in Charities - Home Truths & High Expectations

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Coming Out of Lockdown - Data Protection Issues for Charities and Community Groups

Friday, 10 July 2020

In line with government guidance for the retail and hospitality sectors, and the re-opening of public places, all public facing organisations are being asked to collect personal data about visitors.

Coming Out of Lockdown - Data Protection Issues for Charities and Community Groups