Charity & Social Enterprise Update | Autumn 2017

In the Autumn edition of the Charity & Social Enterprise Update:

  • Mairead O’Reilly and Alistair Williams look at the Fundraising Regulator’s achievements, and how charities can meet the requirements of its Fundraising Preference Service.
  • Lawrence Simanowitz and Michael Charalambous explain the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation on reporting data protection breaches, and Mairead O’Reilly summarises the important practical steps to take.
  • Mindy Jhittay discusses the issue of cyber-fraud and explains how we quickly closed down a rogue webiste featuring some of our lawyers’ details.
  • Leticia Jennings and Ayden Peach look at the reputational implications of a charity getting involved in litigation.
  • Rachael Chapman and Tesse Akpeki summarise the key requirements of the Charity Governance Code; and Tesse explores options for the governance reviews it recommends.
  • Sung-Hyui Park explains the different approaches company directors should take for B Corp status.
  • In our regular client focus, we look at the work of YMCA London South West; and our housing specialist, Neil Lambert, looks at its recent successful refinancing.
  • Louise Rea explores the recent trends in the protection provided to whistleblowing employees, while Chetal Patel and Shadia El Dardiry discuss the increased responsibilities from the ‘hostile environment’ for immigration. 
  • Oliver Scutt looks at the importance of having an investment policy, and our tax expert, Bill Lewis, outlines his wishlist for VAT changes post-Brexit.
  • In our roundups, Alice Faure Walker looks at the new transparency rules to tackle money laundering; Rachel Norman and Alice Faure Walker provide a disclosure for charitable companies; and Emma Knuckey reports on what’s new at the Charity Commission.

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