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Protecting your Charity - Dealing with Telecoms Operators and Requests to Survey

Friday, 18 February 2022

Licenced telecoms operators have statutory powers to install telecoms apparatus on land, but charities will often hold properties for specific purposes or subject to certain conditions.

Protecting your Charity - Dealing with Telecoms Operators and Requests to Survey

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Charity Commission Inquiries of Interest

Friday, 18 February 2022

The Charity Commission's reports on the results of inquiries it has conducted provide invaluable insights into regulatory pitfalls.

Charity Commission Inquiries of Interest

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Charity Commission Doubles Down on Opposing Cash-Couriering - After Inquiry into UK Charity

Friday, 18 February 2022

Cash couriering is considered a high risk activity in the charity sector.

Charity Commission Doubles Down on Opposing Cash-Couriering - After Inquiry into UK Charity

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Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse - Child Protection in Religious Organisations and Settings Investigation Report

Monday, 29 November 2021

In September the IICSA published a report following the conclusion of its investigation into child protection in religious organisations and settings. We summarise the report's main findings, recommendations and what this means for faith-based charities.

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse - Child Protection in Religious Organisations and Settings Investigation Report

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The Gender Pay Gap in Small Charities

Monday, 25 October 2021

Large employers, including charities, with 250 or more employees are required to publish an annual gender pay gap report. The gender pay gap is a measure of the difference between the average earnings of men and women.

The Gender Pay Gap in Small Charities

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Charities as Beneficiaries of Estates - FAQs

Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Our Legacy Protection team continue to answer some of our most frequently asked questions. This time the focus turns to charities as beneficiaries of an estate and in particular the early days of estate administration.

Charities as Beneficiaries of Estates - FAQs

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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