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The Charities Acts Handbook – a practical guide

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This new book, published on 25 November by specialist charity solicitors Bates Wells Braithwaite, is an essential guide to the complexities of charity legislation. All Charity and Voluntary Sector Group members can claim a 20% discount on the cost of the book.

PSC guidance for charities

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New requirements for charities under the register of persons with significant control (PSC) are effective from June 2016.

Reporting changes

This Act came into force on 1 August 2014. It consolidates various enactments relating to co-operative societies, community benefit societies and other societies registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965, with certain amendments.

Equality Act 2010

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The Equality Act 2010 (the Act) came into force on 1 October 2010. It consolidates existing anti-discrimination legislation including race relations, sex discrimination, employment equality (religion or belief, age and sexual orientation) and disability discrimination.

Workplace pensions reforms

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Wide ranging work-based pension reforms will be phased in from October 2012, aimed at encouraging more people to save for their retirement. All employers need to prepare for their new responsibilities under legislation expected to be finalised in July 2011.

TUPE and charity mergers

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One of the key practical issues for charities considering mergers and collaboration relates to The Transfer of Undertaking (Protection of Employment Regulations) 2006 (TUPE), which applies to mergers where employees are transferring employment from one charity to another.

Charity law – what’s next?

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The Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) recently published its post-legislative report scrutinising the Charities Act 2006 (CA 2006), the role of the Charity Commission and “public benefit”.

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