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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.
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.
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.
UK Visas & Immigration (“UKVI”) has published its quarterly report showing the number of civil penalties for illegal workers found in each region of the UK between 1 October and 31 December 2018 (“the specified period”).
In this week's Briefing: HMRC has published guidance on the VAT treatment where a charity receives sponsorship and donations at the same time. The Universities Minister has called on all institutions to accept the IHRA definition of antisemitism and step up to tackle religious-based hate.
In this week's Briefing: The Charity Commission has published a blogpost called “How to assess risk for charities working internationally”. BOND has published an update on the sector’s action to eradicate sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment and unacceptable abuses of power.
Employers will be pretty familiar with the existing obligations around providing written particulars. Significant legislative changes will take effect from 6 April 2020. They are quite detailed but the principal changes will significantly extend the employer’s obligations.
In this week's Charity Briefing: The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has announced a new investigation into child protection in religious organisations and settings. Big Society Capital has launched Local Access, a new social investment programme.
Child Sexual Abuse Inquiry announces new investigation into child protection in religious organisations and settings >
On 2 May 2019, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IISCA) announced a new investigation into child protection in religious organisations and settings, including places of worship, places of faith tuition and places attended by young people, such as youth groups, in connection with their religions beliefs.
On the 1 May 2019, Bond’s cross-sector safeguarding group published a practical guide exploring the six ways that trustees of UK-based NGOs should take the lead on safeguarding.
Intellectual Property – rights in brands, publications and websites – is a key asset for any healthy charity. But is your IP protection ready for action? Or would it benefit from an urgent personal training plan?
In this week's Briefing: HM Treasury has published a consultation on the implementation of the Fifth EU Money Laundering Directive (5MLD) which could impact on charitable trusts. The Department of Education has published some Q&A about the introduction of compulsory relationships and sex education classes.
Growing up has always been difficult. But growing up as a child in today’s environment of immersive technology where thousands of apps and online services vie for your attention must be especially baffling to a child navigating today’s complex world.