Your office fit-out is another area in which you can demonstrate your organisation's environmental principles.
We round up the latest cases and changes to immigration rules which affect religious workers.
In this week's Briefing: The Charity Commission has launched a new online form for reporting a serious incident. HMRC has published information about the VAT domestic reverse charge for building and construction services that starts on 1 October 2019. An unincorporated sports club has obtained an order requiring a company with the same name to change its name.
This week we responded to HM Treasury’s consultation on the transposition of the Fifth Money Laundering Directive and, in particular, the requirement for all charitable trusts to register with the Trust Registration Service.
Bates Wells have responded to the government consultation on social value in procurement which closed in June 2019.
Stephen Ruttle QC recently spoke at one of our Faith At Work lunches on the topic of mediation from a Christian perspective and the possibilities of conflict transformation.
In this week's Briefing: A charity CEO has been found by the Insolvency Service to be a “de facto” director of the charity, and has been disqualified from acting as a company director for seven years and The government has announced the Innovation in Democracy Programme, trialling the involvement of citizens in local government decision-making.
Chetal Patel, Partner in Bates Wells’ Immigration team has blogged for Personnel Today on the government’s EU Settled Status Scheme, and what employers need to be aware of when complying with it.
Many of our people are heavily involved with voluntary work in their local community and, with this in mind, we thought we’d tell you a bit about Liz Parsons’ recent work with the Girl Guides.
Each year we mark Volunteers Week by sharing a few case studies that show the valuable work that our people do at home and abroad. This year, Amanda Ogilvie told us how being a trustee and providing pro bono advice to The Hands Up Foundation has led to a deeper personal involvement in the organisation’s work.
Insights from Luke Fletcher, partner in Bates Wells’ Charity & Social Enterprise team, have been featured in Private Equity’s take on the relevance of B Corp status for the private equity sector.
In this week's Briefing: The Charity Commission has published a transcript of a speech by Chair Baroness Stowell outlining why “charities need to change to fulfill their much needed potential”. Social Enterprise UK has published a new report “Front and Centre – Putting Social Value at the Heart of Inclusive Growth”.
The UK offers an excellent ecosystem for investments in Tech for Good, with one of the most sophisticated investment infrastructures, vibrant tech development hubs and a mature social and environmental responsibility movement.
Did you see Britain’s Secret Charity Cheats on BBC One or iPlayer this week? The programme highlights different cases in which charities have lost money to scammers - cyber-criminals, fundraisers and even employees and volunteers.
Tesse Akpeki has provided comment to Third Sector for a piece that delves into whether charities should pay board members in order to boost diversity and encourage greater effectiveness in their operations.