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Briefing for Charities and Social Enterprise: e-marketing rap; Jehovah’s Witnesses; gunmen; and more
Also in this issue, the value of the arts.
Charities and social enterprises newsletter: charities’ accounts; lottery regulation; sports clubs; and more
Also in this issue: then new public contracts regulations and the Consumer Rights Act.
There are around 1.4 million zero-hours contracts in the UK. Opponents claim they are exploitative, but on the other hand they provide flexibility. The political heat is on, this election season.
An ‘Innovation Partnership’ procedure, aimed at allowing more scope for novel ideas, is among wideranging changes coming in across the EU.
The draft Protection of Charities bill proposes significant changes to the Charity Commission’s regulatory powers. This briefing summarises the proposals and the issues that they have raised for the sector.
The General Power of Competence gives authorities a new flexibility to act, but what does it mean in practice? Melanie Carter considers the background to GPC, its scope, and its limitations...
Including information on shared parental leave and other parental rights, pension rights, national insurance for young workers, and changes to other rates and limits.
Ultimately, it is advisable to organise hustings on an impartial basis, with all candidates or parties being invited, and other tips.
Many charities are self-censoring their campaigning activities to avoid satisfying the “purpose test”.
From mud-slinging to online ads – the key legal issues facing political parties on the campaign trail.
Central to any tribunal’s decision-making will be the extent to which an employer communicated a social media policy, among other factors.
One area that can be particularly difficult for charities and campaigning organisations is the holding of election hustings events...
On 1 April 2015 new legislation comes into force that will affect registered care providers.
The implications of the draft Protection of Charities bill, which proposes significant increases to the Charity Commission’s powers.
Employment Tribunal confirms that UK legislation can be interpreted in line with an earlier ECJ judgment.
Bates Wells Braithwaite charities and social enterprise briefing – Charity Commission; new SIB scheme; new social housing regulations; and more
The latest developments in the charities sector.
Highlighting the measures that are most relevant to law firms and their clients.
The Budget contained some interesting points for those keeping a watchful eye on developments in social investment tax relief.
Charities and social enterprise newsletter: a 15-point checklist; non-party campaigning; public service pensions; and more
Also, a £7m Arts Impact Fund, an early-years education fund and data protection issues.
Public and regulatory law update: regulators asked to promote growth, judicial review reforms a “retrograde step” and more
More flexibility for local authorities, requirement on regulators to promote growth, changes to judicial review will be a retrograde step and more.