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Long Awaited Consultation Paper on Converting to a CIO Published

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Since 2013, charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs) have been able to register with the Charity Commission.


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Common Reporting Standard (CRS) - Impact on Charities

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

The issue of tax transparency is currently at the forefront of the news following the leak of the 'Panama Papers'


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Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act Becomes Law

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 became law on 16 March 2016 on receiving royal assent.


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Collective Consultation Obligation Triggered Upon Provisional Decision to Close School

Friday, 03 July 2015

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) dismissed a school's appeal, against a 90 day protective award for each employee where no consultation took place over the closure of the school and the school was not aware of its consultation obligations.


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Proposals to Extend Freedom of Information to Charities

Thursday, 04 February 2016

On 19 January 2016, Liberal Democrat chief whip Tom Brake MP introduced the Freedom of Information (Public Interest and Transparency) Bill 2015-16 (the Bill) to Parliament.


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The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill Awaits Royal Assent

Thursday, 04 February 2016

On 26 January, the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill (the Bill), had its third reading in the House of Commons.


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The 2015 Fundraising Controversy - MPs Blame Trustees

Thursday, 04 February 2016

The discovery of unethical fundraising practices by the Daily Mail in the summer of 2015 sparked an inquiry by the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee into the regulation of charity fundraising and the role of trustees.


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Kids Company's Demise - How it is Changing Government Grant Making and Charity Commission Guidance

Thursday, 04 February 2016

Following the sudden closure of Kids Company last summer, concerns were raised about the charity's administration, governance and financial management.


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Whistleblowing - New Guidance for Charity Employees

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Under the Public Interest Disclosure Act, which came into force on 2 July 1999, employees of charities are protected against detrimental treatment or victimisation from their employer if, in the public interest, they report concerns about wrongdoings.


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Converting to a Community Benefit Society - What can you learn from the Clevedon Pier decision?

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

The Charity Commission has recently published an interesting case report on Clevedon Pier and Heritage Trust Limited (CPHT), which provides a rare example of the conversion of a charitable company to a community benefit society (a society).


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Charities and the Risk of Failure

Monday, 28 September 2015

It is difficult to draw too many firm conclusions from the recent failure of Kids Company, at least in advance of the Charity Commission completing and reporting the findings of the inquiry it instituted in August 2015.


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Scope - 'It's Your Decision'

Monday, 28 September 2015

A Charity Commission inquiry report published this month affirms the importance of proper decision making.


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Will the new Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 Affect You?

Monday, 28 September 2015

The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 (the Regulations) come into force on 1st October 2015 and applies to landlords of 'specified tenancies'.


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Strict Rules Proposed for the Charities Sector

Monday, 28 September 2015

Earlier this year we reported on the Government's response to the controversy surrounding 'aggressive fundraising'.


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New Charity Investment Vehicle

Monday, 28 September 2015

Currently many charities invest in common investment funds. These are collective investment funds that may only make their investments available to charities.