January 2014 Archive

New regulations and guidance for charity trustees

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The Charity Commission has published their new regulations and guidance for trustees on adopting a total return approach to the investment of the charity's permanent endowment. More …

Registration with the Charity Commission: Preston Down Trust

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The Charity Commission has published its decision to accept a re-submitted application from Preston Down Trust (PDT), part of the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church, to register as a charity. More …

Defamation Act

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Our Defamation and Privacy team has reviewed the key changes that came into effect from 1 January 2014 following the introduction of the Defamation Act 2013. More …

HMRC updates

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HMRC have updated their fit and proper persons test help sheet and model declaration. More …

BULLETIN: Charity law news, January 2014

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Blake Morgan's Charities group publishes regular e-bulletins to keep you up to date with breaking news and topical issues affecting the charities sector. More …

Health and Safety

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Following a post-legislative review, undertaken by the Health and Safety Executive on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), the DWP has published its report "Health and Safety Act 2008: Post-legislative scrutiny memorandum 16 January 2014". More …

Changes for employers of Bulgarian and Romanian nationals

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In recent weeks, the topic of Bulgarian and Romanian nationals' access to the UK labour market has been widely covered and discussed in the news. More …

Motoring records to go online

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Motorists will have seen in the press recently that driving records will be going online from mid 2015. More …

Does holiday pay have to include commission?

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Last year an Employment Tribunal followed the ruling in British Airways v Williams, holding that voluntary overtime should be included in the calculation of a worker's holiday pay. More …

Consultation on zero hours contracts

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Following much controversy about the use and/or abuse of zero hours contracts, the Government has published a Consultation aiming to ensure such contracts are used fairly. More …