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Is It Permanent Endowment? If So, What Next?

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Charities of all shapes and sizes encounter gifts where donors place certain restrictions on how they can be used. What can charities do with such gifts?

Is It Permanent Endowment? If So, What Next?

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New Guidance: Charities and Their Relationships With Non-Charitable Organisations

Thursday, 16 May 2019

On 29 March 2019, the Charity Commission published new guidance on how charity trustees should manage and review relationships between their charity and connected non-charities.

New Guidance: Charities and Their Relationships With Non-Charitable Organisations

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What Can Charities Learn From the Failed Garden Bridge Project?

Thursday, 16 May 2019

The Garden Bridge project was an ambitious proposal to build an iconic pedestrian 'garden bridge' in London across the Thames.

What Can Charities Learn From the Failed Garden Bridge Project?

Articles & Blogs Charities Higher Education

Fundraising by Universities - What Do You Need to Know?

Friday, 03 May 2019

Universities have always sought to raise funds from a wide range of sources and many can trace the scale and extent of their current educational activity back to significant philanthropy in the past.

Fundraising by Universities - What Do You Need to Know?

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Sleep-ins and the National Minimum Wage - Uncertainty Continues

Tuesday, 05 March 2019

On 13 February, the Supreme Court granted permission for an appeal against the Court of Appeal judgment in the case of Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake EWCA Civ 1641, in relation to care workers on sleep-in shifts.

Sleep-ins and the National Minimum Wage - Uncertainty Continues

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Finance Bill 2019 - Key Tax Changes for Charities

Tuesday, 05 March 2019

On 12 February 2019, the Finance Act 2019 received Royal Assent bringing into law measures announced in the October 2018 Budget.

Finance Bill 2019 - Key Tax Changes for Charities

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Legacy Notification - HM Court and Tribunals to Launch New Service

Tuesday, 05 March 2019

Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunal Service is ending the current arrangement it has with Smee & Ford to establish its own system that notifies charities when someone has left them a gift in their will.

Legacy Notification - HM Court and Tribunals to Launch New Service

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Fundraising Regulator Investigations - Charities to Be Publicly Named

Tuesday, 05 March 2019

As of 1 March 2019, the Fundraising Regulator is publicly naming every organisation it investigates. The new policy applies regardless of whether the organisation is found to have breached the Fundraising Code of Practice.

Fundraising Regulator Investigations - Charities to Be Publicly Named

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Taxation of Termination Payments - Are You Getting it Right?

Friday, 01 March 2019

It is nearly a year since the rules on the taxation of termination payments for employees changed back in April 2018. The changes continue to prompt queries from our charity clients, so what do you need to know?

Taxation of Termination Payments - Are You Getting it Right?

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Oxfam Told to Do More to Tackle Sexual Misconduct

Friday, 25 January 2019

A lack of robust policies and procedures, as well as poor implementation, have enabled an environment that permits sexual misconduct to be misunderstood...

Investigation

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Safeguarding and Serious Incident Reporting - New Charity Commission Guidance

Tuesday, 06 November 2018

The Charity Commission's work on safeguarding and serious incident reporting has carried on apace, with the conclusion of the work of its safeguarding taskforce and the publication of new guidance in October.

Safeguarding and Serious Incident Reporting - New Charity Commission Guidance

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ICO Report on Eight Charities and the GDPR Accountability Requirement

Tuesday, 06 November 2018

In April 2018 the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published a report following a programme in which eight charities took part in voluntary information risk reviews.

ICO Report on Eight Charities and the GDPR Accountability Requirement

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Connections with Non-Charitable Organisations - The Results Are In

Tuesday, 06 November 2018

The Charity Commission has published a summary of the responses to its consultation on guidance for charities that are connected with non-charitable organisations.

Connections with Non-Charitable Organisations - The Results Are In

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Charities Re-Publishing Freely Accessible Photos Online - Beware of Copyright Infringement

Tuesday, 06 November 2018

In an unusual case, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) fined a German school €300 (plus interest) for re-publishing an image that a pupil had included in a school project that had been taken from another website.

Charities Re-Publishing Freely Accessible Photos Online - Beware of Copyright Infringement

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Charities - The Risk of Not Following the Contract

Tuesday, 06 November 2018

When things go wrong in commercial arrangements lawyers ask "what does the contract say?". But in the real world, commercial parties are usually looking for a solution not an argument.

Charities - The Risk of Not Following the Contract