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Duties of Members of Charitable Companies

Thursday, 30 July 2020

On 29 July 2020 the Supreme Court confirmed a long-standing view held by some lawyers and others within the sector that the members of charitable companies can owe a type of duty, known as a fiduciary duty, to the company's charitable objects or purposes.

Duties of Members of Charitable Companies

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Blackbaud Data Hack - Key Issues for Charities to Consider

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Charities rely on online providers for services relating to personal data now more than ever. As a leading sector supplier reveals that data was removed from its system, we ask, what does an event like this mean for the charities affected?

Blackbaud Data Hack - Key Issues for Charities to Consider

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Members of Charitable Companies - Doing The Right Thing

Monday, 27 July 2020

Members of charitable companies have roles in their charity involving voting, electing and approving. Are they free to do this as they wish, to suit their own purposes? Or, must they act in the interests of the charity, like charity trustees?

Members of Charitable Companies - Doing The Right Thing

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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?

Thursday, 09 July 2020

Following the Chancellor of the Exchequer's Spring Budget announcement on 3 March 2021 that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ("CJRS") will be extended until 30 September 2021, we have updated our article on flexible furlough guidance below.

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?