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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.


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Charities Surprised and Disappointed by Daughter's Challenge to Her Mother's Will

Thursday, 30 July 2015

The latest ruling in the decade-long dispute over the Will of Melita Jackson has seen the Court of Appeal award £164,000 to her estranged daughter, substantially reducing the amount receivable by three charities.


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Assets of Community Value - Beware the Dangers

Tuesday, 04 August 2015

The Localism Act 2011 gave parish councils and community groups the right to apply to the Local Authority for property to be designated as an asset of community value (ACV).


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Aggressive Fundraising - The Government Responds

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Few readers will have missed the sorry tale of Olive Cooke, the Royal British Legion poppy seller whose death hit the headlines earlier this year.


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Schools that Work for Everyone - What Impact on Independent Schools?

Monday, 11 June 2018

Consultation on the green paper closed in December 2016. It wasn't until May 2018 that the government published its response. How is the independent schools sector affected?

Schools that Work for Everyone - Key Consultation Outcomes for Independent Schools

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What Are Your Duties as a Charity Trustee?

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

The Charity Commission's guidance, 'The Essential Trustee: what you need to know (CC3)', has long been considered the starting point for individuals who are thinking about becoming charity trustees.