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Charity annual returns to become more onerous?

Charity annual returns to become more onerous?

Completing your charity’s annual return is potentially going to be harder work from next year, with the Charity Commission looking to significantly in ...

Latest on legislative changes and code of practice updates for charities

Latest on legislative changes and code of practice updates for charities

As reported in our article published on 11 May 2022, the first tranche of provisions of the Charities Act 2022 are due to come into force in Autumn th ...

Is your charity reporting serious incidents as it should?

Is your charity reporting serious incidents as it should?

The Charity Commission’s recently published annual report for 2021-22 saw a 20% reduction in the number of serious incident reports made by charities ...

Trustee duties on bullying and harassment

Trustee duties on bullying and harassment

In August the Charity Commission clarified the responsibilities of trustees in preventing and responding to incidents of bulling and harassment in the ...

Recent Charity Commission inquiry: what can your charity learn?

Recent Charity Commission inquiry: what can your charity learn?

Charity Commission inquiry reports continue to give real life examples of the Charity Commission’s approach to its regulatory role.  The recent inquir ...

Transgender individuals: information governance and the Equality Act 2010

Transgender individuals: information governance and the Equality Act 2010

It has been estimated that there are around 500,000 transgender people within the UK. The law and guidance that relates to the provision of services t ...

Charities update - September 2022

Charities update - September 2022

More changes are afoot for charities and, in this edition of our newsletter, we focus on important developments relating to how charities approach bul ...

The Procurement Bill - implied terms in public contracts

The Procurement Bill - implied terms in public contracts

On 7 June 2022, we summarised the key commercial and contract management implications to be considered pursuant to the Procurement Bill (the “Bill”). ...

 Mental Health Bill - thoughts on the proposals

Mental Health Bill - thoughts on the proposals

The government has now published the draft Mental Health Bill following the consultation on the White Paper proposals. A number of the reform proposal ...

New era of lower data breach fines for public authorities?

New era of lower data breach fines for public authorities?

As set out in a recent open letter, the UK’s data regulator, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), is trialling a fresh approach to data breach ...