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    Employee resigning without notice

    Summary The High Court has held that an employee cannot simply “walk out”, in breach of contract, as a way to avoid their notice period....

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    Safeguarding Update

    Trustees of charities which work with children and vulnerable adults have a legal duty to act prudently which means they must always act in the...

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    New charity SORPs

    UK accounting standards and practices are changing in 2015 and this will affect all charities preparing accrual accounts, also known as SORP accounts. Charities preparing...

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    Lack of funding – possible options for smaller charities

    The funding problems that many charities have faced over the past few years, partly from, in some cases, a significant reduction in grants from local...

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    VAT and Direct Mail – potential liability for charities

    In April 2012 HMRC removed the VAT exemption on bulk mail services. This removal had the potential to cause difficulties for charities and the financial...

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    Governance update

    A spate of recent cases has highlighted the need for good charity governance and management. The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into the...

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    Electoral Commission issues new guidance on campaigning

    The Electoral Commission has issued guidance on political campaigning for charities, ahead of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act...

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    VAT on Commercial Property – a cautionary tale.

    The recent Court of Appeal case of CLP Holding Co Limited v. Singh & Kaur surprised the property industry as it decided that on the...

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    TUPE micro business information and consultation exemption now in force

    The last of the changes made by the Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 came into force on 31th July...

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    Tenancy Deposit Schemes-Update on rules for landlords

    The Rules Since 6 April 2007 landlords of residential lettings have been under a strict obligation to register a deposit paid by a tenant on...