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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

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What do Charities Need to Know About Flexible Furlough and the Employee Retention Bonus Work?

Thursday, 09 July 2020

61% of charities using the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme currently anticipate that they will not be able to afford to bring back all of their furloughed staff into existing roles when the Scheme comes to an end.

What Do Charities Need to Know About Flexible Furlough and the Employee Retention Bonus Work?

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Retrial Ordered in Libel Case Concerning UK Polish-Language Newspaper

Friday, 12 June 2020

The Supreme Court has made a rare finding of unfair judicial treatment towards a litigant in person and ordered a retrial of his claim for libel, due to an article published about him in a Polish magazine.

Retrial Ordered in Libel Case Concerning UK Polish-Language Newspaper

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Coronavirus - How Will Changes to the Furlough Scheme Affect Charity Employees?

Friday, 12 June 2020

Since its introduction in March, the Government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has acted as a financial lifeline to many employers, charities included. But what is going to change?

Coronavirus - How Will Changes to the Furlough Scheme Affect  Charity Employees?

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Updated Serious Incident Reporting Guidance From the Charity Commission

Thursday, 11 June 2020

The Commission have published supplementary guidance for trustees anxious to measure the potentially serious effects of coronavirus on their charity's work.

Updated Serious Incident Reporting Guidance From the Charity Commission

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The End of the Road for Social Investment Tax Relief?

Thursday, 11 June 2020

Sector leaders have petitioned the Government to reprieve Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR), which is due to be withdrawn in April 2021.

The End of the Road for Social Investment Tax Relief?

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What Got Us Here Won't Get Us There - Planning for a Post-Coronavirus World

Thursday, 11 June 2020

How can charities plan for a post-coronavirus (COVID-19) world? Trustees have a duty to govern which includes the need to plan, but as even the short term future is uncertain, how can this be done effectively?

What Got Us Here Won't Get Us There - Planning for a Post-Covid World

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Coronavirus Update - Charity Administration and Meetings

Thursday, 21 May 2020

In an earlier briefing we highlighted the challenges for charities and other organisations organising their Annual General Meeting, or other members meetings, while complying with guidance on social distancing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Coronavirus Update - Charity Administration and Meetings

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Coronavirus - Reshaping Our Towns And Cities For Safer Travel

Thursday, 14 May 2020

One challenge facing charities as they plan for the release of lockdown is how people will safely travel to work or to access their services.

Coronavirus - Reshaping Our Towns And Cities For Safer Travel