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Statistics from the NHS Litigation Authority have revealed that the number of people making clinical negligence claims against the NHS has reached unprecedented levels.
Supreme Court rules even royalty must sign own disclosure statement and weighs in on question of relief from sanctions
The Supreme Court has for the first time addressed the question of post-Mitchell relief from sanctions in the recent case of HRH Prince Abdulaziz Bin Mishal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud v Apex Global Management Ltd and anor.
While the Law Commission has recommended that pre-nuptial contracts should be legally binding, prominent legal figures have raised concerns about how they are being used.
As we pause to reflect on the past few months, here is a summary of some of the most important developments in the charity sector.
The Lobbying Act requires ‘non-party campaigners’ including charities to register with the Electoral Commission if they spend in excess of the thresholds on regulated campaigning activities.
HMRC is leading the process to introduce a single portal through which charities could register at the Charity Commission and HMRC simultaneously.
HMRC has released the results of its research into how to increase the numbers claiming gift aid.
The Charity Commission has announced that three new questions will be included in Annual Returns for 2015.
Chambers has ranked Jo Coleman in the top band of national charity lawyers. It also ranked the charities team in band four, nationally.
New Essential Turstee Guidance makes it clearer that the Charity Commission expects trustees to comply with good practice.
The Charity Commission has announced that any concerns involving political charity campaigning reported to it will be reviewed as a priority.
A recent Employment Tribunal decision means that overtime must be taken into account when calculating holiday pay.
A former student nurse who was left with life-long medical problems following the birth of her first child at Stafford Hospital has been given a six-figure sum as part of a settlement with the NHS Trust responsible for her care.
The proposed new legislation will extend the powers of the Charity Commission, with the aim of protecting charities from abuse and malpractice.
Charity employing the services of a direct mailing company must now pay VAT at 20 per cent.
Institute of Fundraising has updated its fundraising in relation to people in vulnerable circumstances
The new code introduces a new standard for those fundraising from people who are in ‘vulnerable’ circumstances. In particular, fundraisers must ‘take into account the needs of any potential donor who may be in vulnerable circumstances or requires additional care and support to make an informed decision’. Click on the link below to read the rest of the IBB briefing.
The European Parliament has made several amendments to the European Commission’s original General Data Protection Regulation.
Institute of Chartered Accountants releases guidance on donations to a charity from its trading subsidiary
New guidelines say a trading subsidiary is not permitted to pay its parent charity a greater sum in Gift Aid than it has profits.
Conservative MP Rob Wilson has been appointed as the new minister for Civil Society.
Four Gambian diplomats have been jailed for running a tax-free tobacconist from the embassy.