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Charity Fined by ICO for Not Implementing Proper Security Measures

Monday, 06 September 2021

In July 2021, registered charity Mermaids was fined £25,000 by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) for failing to implement an appropriate level of organisational and technical security to one of its internal email systems.

Charity Fined by ICO for Not Implementing Proper Security Measures

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Safer Recruitment for Charitable Organisations

Tuesday, 06 July 2021

The concept of 'safer recruitment' is a familiar one for charities who operate in the education sector but may be less so for charities in other sectors, particularly those that are not subject to a detailed regulatory framework.

Safer Recruitment for Charitable Organisations

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What Does the Delayed Easing of Coronavirus Restrictions Mean for Charity Employers?

Tuesday, 06 July 2021

Following the Government's announcement that 'step four' of the coronavirus lockdown will be delayed until 19 July 2021, to control the spread of the Delta variant, we explore the key implications for charity employers.

What Does the Delayed Easing of Coronavirus Restrictions Mean for Charity Employers?

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Powers to Disqualify Directors of Dissolved Companies on the Horizon - How Will This Impact Charity Trustees?

Tuesday, 06 July 2021

A new bill aims to introduce important changes to the director disqualification regime in England and Wales and will extend investigative powers to include former directors of dissolved companies, including charitable companies.

Powers to Disqualify Directors of Dissolved Companies on the Horizon - How Will This Impact Charity Trustees?

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Social-Purpose Company Based in the US Fined €525,000 for Failure to Appoint EU Representative

Tuesday, 06 July 2021

Where a charitable company and their trading entity are based outside of the EU and they provide goods or services within the EU, they must appoint a representative in a member state where their customers can exercise their data protection rights.

Social-Purpose Company Based in the US Fined €525,000 for Failure to Appoint EU Representative

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Can Fee-Charging Charities Be Accessible to Those with Low Income?

Tuesday, 06 July 2021

The last judicial word on fee-charging charities allowing access to those with modest means was that it was for the trustees to decide, so long as it was not merely token or de-minimis. Now, nearly a decade later, the Court of Appeal has had its say.

Can Fee-Charging Charities Be Accessible To Those with Low Income?

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How Has Coronavirus Caused Cyber Security Challenges for Charities?

Tuesday, 06 July 2021

The Department for Media, Culture and Sport has conducted an annual cyber security breaches survey and the findings have provided a useful insight into the effect of coronavirus on cyber security in charities over the last year.

How Has Coronavirus Caused Cyber Security Challenges for Charities?

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Inheritance Act Claims - FAQs For Charities

Friday, 14 May 2021

Our Legacy Protection team answer some of our most frequently asked questions surrounding Inheritance Act claims and their impact on charities.

Inheritance Act Claims - FAQs For Charities

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Pause For Thought - Crowdfunding Campaigns, Compliance and Charity Law

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Crowdfunding has a taken off in recent years as an accessible and widely used method for individuals to donate to cause-based campaigns on a growing number of online platforms.

Pause For Thought - Crowdfunding Campaigns, Compliance and Charity Law

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Everyone's Invited - How Does the Movement Affect Charity Employers?

Friday, 14 May 2021

In light of the Everyone's Invited movement, we look at some of the key ways charity employers can prevent workplace harassment, deal with complaints and ensure their staff and volunteers feel safe in the workplace.

Everyone's Invited - How Does the Movement Affect Charity Employers?

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Everyone's Invited - How Should Charities Respond?

Friday, 14 May 2021

The growing momentum of the Everyone's Invited movement has highlighted the need for charities to consider how they can to ensure a safe environment for all those who come into contact with the charity.

Everyone's Invited - How Should Charities Respond?

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Chipping off the Barnacles (or Most of Them) - Government Responds to Law Commission Recommendations

Wednesday, 14 April 2021

The Government has now published its response to the Law Commission's recommendations in its report on Technical Issues in Charity Law.

Chipping off the Barnacles (or Most of Them) - Government Responds to Law Commission Recommendations

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Charity Governance Code Refresh - What Schools Need to Know

Friday, 19 March 2021

In December 2020 the Charity Governance Code was refreshed in accordance with its usual three yearly intervals. This year, the Code was refreshed, rather than overhauled.

Charity Governance Code Refresh - What Schools Need to Know

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What Are the Employment Issues When Two Charities Merge?

Friday, 19 February 2021

For charities contemplating a merger, it is important to be aware of and comply with your employment law obligations. We explore potential employment issues involved in a merger between charities.

What Are the Employment Issues When Two Charities Merge?

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Charities in Financial Distress - Is a Merger the Answer?

Friday, 19 February 2021

The not for profit sector, along with most of the wider UK economy, continues to face financial challenges which have been exacerbated by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and ongoing national lockdowns.

Charities in Financial Distress - is a Merger the Answer?