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To Be or Not to Be… In the Charity's Best Interests

Tuesday, 06 November 2018

The question of whether members of a company, limited by guarantee and incorporated for a charitable purpose owe fiduciary duties to the charity was considered in the case of...

To Be or Not to Be… In the Charity's Best Interests

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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

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How a 'Family-Friendly' Approach Can Help Charities Keep Their Staff

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

With unemployment low, a family-friendly approach is one way charities can distinguish themselves as employers.

How a 'Family-Friendly' Approach Can Help Charities Keep Their Staff

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What Charities Should Know About Safeguarding and Protecting People

Friday, 28 September 2018

Safeguarding is an important topic at the moment - we look at the latest regulatory guidance and what your charity should be doing next.

What Charities Should Know About Safeguarding and Protecting People

Articles & Blogs Charities Independent Schools

Governor Benefits - A Broader and More Stringently Regulated Issue?

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

The voluntary principle that charity trustees - usually the governors in a charitable independent school setting - fulfil their roles without payment, is a deep part of sector culture.

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GDPR - It's Not Too Late

Friday, 25 May 2018

As the GDPR comes into force, we remind those charities who still have work to do where to find resources.

GDPR - It's Not Too Late...

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Charity News Speed Read - May 2018

Thursday, 24 May 2018

We summarise the latest news affecting charities.

Charity News Speed Read - May 2018

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Dealing with Safeguarding Issues - Keep up to Date with Developments

Thursday, 24 May 2018

In the last edition we reported on the publication of the Charity Commission's new strategy for dealing with safeguarding issues in charities, the subsequent regulatory alert and what this means for charities' safeguarding arrangements.

Dealing with Safeguarding Issues - Keep up to Date with Developments

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HMRC Updates Guidance on VAT Treatment of Grants - What Does This Mean for Charities?

Thursday, 24 May 2018

HMRC has updated its guidance on how it will consider the treatment of VAT when organisations give or receive grant funding.

HMRC Updates Guidance on VAT Treatment of Grants - What Does This Mean for Charities?

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Can Your Charity Still Validly Recognise Gift Aid on Donations from Its Trading Subsidiary?

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Recent clarifications published by the Financial Reporting Council mean that any trading subsidiary of a charity is required to either pay its profits to the charity before accounting year end...

Can Your Charity Still Validly Recognise Gift Aid on Donations From its Trading Subsidiary?

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New Trustee and Senior Manager Disqualification Rules - What Charities Need to Do

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Charities may be aware of changes to the automatic trustee disqualification rules, which will take effect from 1 August 2018.

New Trustee and Senior Manager Disqualification Rules - What Charities Need to Do