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Why must the 'Captain Tom Foundation' building be demolished?

Thursday, 28 December 2023

Recently, the Planning Inspectorate rejected Captain Sir Tom Moore's family's planning appeal. As a result, they will need to demolish the 'Captain Tom Foundation Building'. In this article we explain the planning history behind the headlines.

Why must the 'Captain Tom Foundation Building' be demolished?

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New legislation to tackle economic crime and boost corporate transparency introduces major Companies House reforms

Thursday, 28 December 2023

The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023 (ECCTA), which became law on 26 October 2023, brings in reforms that will enhance Companies House's powers.

New legislation to tackle economic crime and boost corporate transparency introduces major Companies House reforms

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Changing the objects of a charitable trust - apply for cy-près scheme or await the new Charities Act 2022 power to amend objects by resolution?

Thursday, 28 December 2023

Charity trustees who wish to alter the purposes of a trust (where trust assets cannot be used for the original purposes) can apply to the Charity Commission for a cy-près scheme or wait to use the new statutory power of amendment of a charitable trust.

Changing the objects of a charitable trust - apply for cy-près scheme or await the new Charities Act 2022 power to amend objects by resolution?

Articles & Blogs Charities Independent Schools

What are the recent warning signs for schools boards' governance?

Friday, 03 November 2023

How can schools position themselves to ensure they carry out their fundamental governance responsibilities?

What are the recent warning signs for schools boards' governance?

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Vicarious liability - a change in approach?

Tuesday, 12 September 2023

In reaching its judgment in a recent case the Supreme Court has provided clarity on the limits of vicarious liability

Vicarious liability - a change in approach?

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The Charities Act 2022 from a property perspective - what are the key changes?

Tuesday, 12 September 2023

The Charities Act 2022 (the Act) is currently being enacted in stages. The Act aims to reduce unnecessary bureaucracy so it should save charities both time and money.

The Charities Act 2022 from a property perspective - what are the key changes?

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Court of Appeal - The Public Has the Right to Wild Camp on Dartmoor

Friday, 25 August 2023

Touching on significant principles of public access to the countryside, the Court of Appeal's decision in a recent case will be of interest to charities with extensive estates, as well as those promoting outdoor sports and access to the countryside.

Court of Appeal - The Public Has the Right to Wild Camp on Dartmoor

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New Charity Commission Guidance on Investing Charity Money

Friday, 25 August 2023

The new guidance will be of interest to all charity trustees - and particularly pertinent when making decisions on excluding investments that fuel climate change.

New Charity Commission Guidance on Investing Charity Money

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Supreme Court Confirms Key Principles of Public Benefit in Charity Law

Monday, 03 July 2023

The Supreme Court's pragmatic judgment in a recent case provides a helpful clarification on rules for charity business rate relief, whilst preserving and confirming charity law principles on public benefit.

Supreme Court Confirms Key Principles of Public Benefit in Charity Law

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HMRC Has Just Launched a New Charities Newsletter

Friday, 16 June 2023

HMRC has published its first charities newsletter, aiming to keep charities updated on charity tax and HMRC developments of interest to them.

HMRC Has Just Launched a New Charities Newsletter

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Second Tranche of Charities Act 2022 Provisions Come into Effect

Wednesday, 14 June 2023

The second group of reforms under the Charities Act 2022 was brought into effect on 14 June 2023, by the Charities Act 2022 (Commencement No. 2 and Saving Provisions) Regulations 2023 (SI 2023/643).

Second Tranche of Charities Act 2022 Provisions Come into Effect

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The Protect Duty - Considerations for Charities and Its Upcoming Obligations

Thursday, 08 June 2023

The Government has announced new laws to keep people safe with a view to scaling up preparedness for, and protection from, terrorist attacks.

The Protect Duty - Considerations for Charities and Its Upcoming Obligations

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Update on the Implementation of the Charities Act 2022

Thursday, 08 June 2023

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced that the second tranche of provisions of the Charities Act 2022 (2022 Act), which were due to be implemented in Spring 2023, will now be implemented in June 2023.

Update on the Implementation of the Charities Act 2022

Articles & Blogs Charities Data Protection

Artificial Intelligence and Data Protection - Navigating UK GDPR Compliance

Thursday, 08 June 2023

Artificial intelligence (AI), particularly generative AI like Chat GPT, is becoming increasingly mainstream.

Artificial Intelligence and Data Protection - Navigating UK GDPR Compliance

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Updated Charity Commission Guidance - Internal Financial Controls for Charities

Thursday, 08 June 2023

On 26 April 2023, the Charity Commission published updated guidance on internal financial control for charities. This guides trustees on how to manage their charity's financial activity and use internal financial controls to reduce the risk of loss.

Updated Charity Commission Guidance - Internal Financial Controls for Charities