July 2013 Archive

Housing Associations: what is a charitable activity?

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The Court of Appeal recently ruled that Helena Partnership Limited (HPL) could not reclaim £6m in corporation tax because it was not established for charitable purposes during the period of the claim. More …

Freedom of Information and RSHP's

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The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), which came fully into effect in 2005, applies only to 'public authorities' as they are defined in the FOI Act itself. More …

ACAS publishes revised Code of Practice on Settlement Agreements

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In 2012, the Government's consultation, "Ending the Employment Relationship" showed that employers were reluctant to go through protracted disciplinary procedures to remove staff, or to offer compromise agreements for fear of claims and the perceived costs and complexity of compromise agreements. More …