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October 2018

The sector is under fire again. What is being done and what can you do?

October 2018

The first of a new series of articles examining the key concepts in community-led housing.

October 2018

We look at the impact of community-led housing group's policies on the covenants in its leases - the written obligations between landlord and tenant.

September 2018

Set out below is a suggested budget representation on the impact of SDLT and ATED on co-operative societies.

September 2018

The recent Social Housing Green Paper "a new deal for social housing" has some interesting points to note in relation to community led housing.

September 2018

Wrigleys looks at the ways that electric vehicles could benefit estates and rural landowners.

July 2018

The community-led housing sector received welcome news this July, the fund provides grant funding for community groups in early stage of development.

June 2018

Date: Wednesday 4 July 09:15 – 16:45 Venue: The Stoller Hall, Manchester, M3 1DA

May 2018

What are the possible pros and cons of using the new process to convert your charitable company to a CIO?

April 2018

In this article, we look at the innovative solutions which community-led housing offers for young people having difficulties securing their own home.

February 2018

What could this mean for co-housing & community-led housing?

February 2018

This article sets out a summary of the community rights and powers introduced by the Localism Act 2011 and how they can be used by community groups.

January 2018

We look at the impact on co-housing & community-led housing

October 2017

The implementation date of 25 May 2018 for the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) is fast approaching.

October 2017

Interested in community-led housing? Join us on Saturday 4 November at the Friend's Meeting House in Lancaster.

September 2017

At 484 pages, it is quite a read, so we have summarised some of the key points below.

September 2017

There are a number of community-led housing events on the horizon, which demonstrates the growing interest in this sector.

September 2017

Is this Memorandum of Understanding a sign of serious action to come?

September 2017

Family business adviser Thomas Wainman is celebrating his place on the definitive annual list of young private client practitioners across the UK.

July 2017

We have compiled a list of grants, loans and other finance options for community-led housing and co-housing groups.

July 2017

Practical examples of societies we have recently registered, to give an idea of the range of projects which societies can be used for.

July 2017

CBSs are as popular as ever, so this article explores the background and benefits to using a society to deliver your organisation's purposes.

July 2017

Wrigleys has been involved in this interesting proposal to re-use an unloved NHS office building for a co-housing scheme.

July 2017

Wrigleys has been involved in this ground-breaking scheme to ensure perpetually affordable accommodation for individuals meeting certain criteria.

July 2017

The HMRC Trust Registration Service has now been launched and will require all trusts with UK tax liabilities to be registered.

July 2017

The community-led housing team are hosting an informal get-together in London on Friday 28 July for community-led housing groups.

June 2017

Did you know that landlords (incl community housing landlords) are obliged to consult with tenants under 'long term tenancy agreements'?

June 2017

We are often asked is how to make housing affordable in perpetuity. There is no easy answer, though this article explores a possible solution.

June 2017

Unfair hidden ground rent costs on new builds has hit the press recently. We consider the effect on community-led housing groups using leaseholds.

June 2017

Wrigleys are pleased to announce 4 promotions in the firm's Leeds office.

May 2017

Was a job applicant with Asperger's Syndrome discriminated against by being required to sit a psychometric test? Yes, held the EAT

May 2017

This glossary is intended to help those new to the community-led housing sector understand some of the terminology which crops up from time to time.

May 2017

The #LeedsBigLunch will be taking place in Victoria Gardens, Leeds (opposite the art gallery and library) between 12pm and 2pm on Friday 26th May 2017

May 2017

A quick recap of the key rules relating to political activity by charities, in the run up to the 2017 election.

April 2017

Charity Commission finds ‘basic and serious mismanagement’ by the trustees in selling land for £15m less than it was worth.

April 2017

Members of community led housing groups could find themselves having to meet SDLT liabilities earlier than expected.

April 2017

Community-led housing & other organisations welcome a common sense decision that business rates may not be payable during significant building works.

April 2017

An update on the Government's 5 year £60 million pa fund to support community-led housing.

April 2017

Local Planning Authorities ('LPAs') will be obliged to prepare, maintain & publish registers of brownfield land suitable for residential development.

March 2017

The Supreme Court has today handed down their judgment in the case Ilott v The Blue Cross and Others (previous incarnations known as Ilott v Mitson)

March 2017

Groups can help to secure this funding through eligible local authorities. Find out how your group may benefit from this fund.

February 2017

A new Government White Paper may ease planning for community-led housing and support some rural projects and CLTs

February 2017

In her article for the changesu.org blog, Laura Moss looks at the advantages and disadvantages for students' unions of incorporation.

January 2017

An article for community led housing groups featuring a link to HMRC's SDLT calculator and a summary of potential traps

December 2016

In a report relevant for academies and maintained schools, an ICO investigation concluded that charities had breached the Data Protection Act.

December 2016

The Court of Appeal confirms the status of almshouse residents

December 2016

Local authorities now have a statutory duty to meet local demand for self build and custom build. Groups should register for land in their area.

December 2016

Q. What do Charity Commission powers, social investment and fundraising have in common? A. They all feature in the Charities Act 2016

August 2016

Wrigleys Solicitors are pleased to welcome Duncan Milwain, Lucy O'Reilly and Kasim Ahmed to its Leeds office.

May 2016

A brief look at recent charity law and company law developments which are of relevance to independent schools.

May 2016

Wrigleys is pleased to announce 3 promotions in its private client and charity property teams.

April 2016

In this article, we consider the wider implications of sexting on children, teachers and parents.

April 2016

The new regime came into force on 6 April 2016. Download our free briefing note for guidance.

April 2016

Community groups may end up paying a higher rate of stamp duty when buying a residential property.

April 2016

Since 1 July 2015 independent schools have been grappling with 'Prevent'. How should your school be fulfilling its Prevent duty?

April 2016

How will the new rules on reporting pay statistics for men and women affect larger independent schools?

April 2016

When might a member of school staff be making a disclosure in the public interest and so be protected under employment legislation?

April 2016

What are the key factors leading to the increased cost of employing school staff?

April 2016

What should be considered before dismissing school staff who have been employed for less than two years?

April 2016

What are the likely effects of a Brexit on those UK employment laws of most relevance to the independent school sector?

April 2016

What do bursars need to know about the taxation of payments to employees on the termination of their employment?

March 2016

The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that an employer was "vicariously liable" for the actions of its employee in an unprovoked attack on a customer.

March 2016

Recent reports have highlighted the difficulties schools face when parents become involved in these disputes.

March 2016

Handling negative comments, complaints and criticisms about the school or staff made on social media can be a minefield for the leadership team.

March 2016

An employer who reasonably believed that an employee was lying about his symptoms was entitled to find gross misconduct.

March 2016

Sylvie Nunn and Laura Moss weigh up the legal and practical considerations.

February 2016

A recent Employment Tribunal case highlights the need for schools to be aware of the possible duty to make reasonable adjustments for dyslexic staff.

February 2016

Schools hold large amounts of personal data relating to pupils and staff, which makes them particularly vulnerable to data breaches through hacking.

January 2016

Respond to the consultation on changes to SDLT before 1 February 2016.

January 2016

A recent case resulted in a £2 million fine to the landowner following the death of a boy critically injured whilst trespassing.

January 2016

On conversion, local authorities often provide schools with their asbestos reports. Unfortunately these reports are sometimes inaccurate.

January 2016

As a charity, occupying and using school premises for school purposes, academies are entitled to an 80% reduction in their business rates.

November 2015

This article considers the options for holding shares in an EO company and considers the pros and cons for both 'direct' and 'indirect' ownership.

October 2015

Amendments to the Finance Bill introduced this week will mean the end of certain tax reliefs available on investments in community energy projects.

September 2015

Wrigleys celebrates another successful year for its trainee recruitment process, and welcomes Trusts and Estates specialist solicitor Kieran McIvor.

September 2015

Natalie Johnson considers how the CC's role has evolved during the era of austerity.

September 2015

The latest in a line of cases causing problems for fully mutual housing associations and cooperatives. Emma Ridge gives guidance on the issue.

July 2015

A group of our staff cycled 40 miles across the Yorkshire hills, between the Sheffield and Leeds offices to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society.

June 2015

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act arrived with little fanfare but there are points to note for the company secretary.

June 2015

Are you caught by the new duty to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism?

June 2015

Wrigleys were delighted to have the opportunity to contribute an essay to this report commissioned by ActionAid and New Philanthropy Capital (NPC)

June 2015

Are you caught by the new duty to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism?

May 2015

Wrigleys welcomes the arrival of Laura Moss to its charity team and Alexandra Hempsey to its commercial property and education property teams.

May 2015

Friday will see thousands of people across the globe spend a working day volunteering for good causes in their local community

April 2015

Wrigleys have supported the Dementia Action Alliance to produce a free booklet to help those living with dementia & their families.

April 2015

Albany Pumps, an international business based in Gloucestershire and with a site in Yorkshire is celebrating becoming employee owned.

April 2015

Wrigleys have been recognised as one of the Top 25 Private Client Law Firms in the UK.

March 2015

Dementia Friends Champions Charlotte Buckley and Amy Slinn have held Friends' information sessions for 96 people at Wrigleys...and counting!

February 2015

The UK Cohousing Network invited Wrigleys to deliver a webinar for groups interested in Co-housing.

October 2014

We are delighted to share the news that Matthew Wrigley received the Presidents' Award at the Yorkshire Legal Awards.

October 2014

This article looks how charities can help in the battle against climate change by "divesting" from fossil fuel companies.

September 2014

Here is a short guide to finding some key information on the new government website.

September 2014

Wrigleys is supporting Remember a Charity in Your Will Week 2014 by giving away Remember a Charity chocolates in our reception throughout the week.

August 2014

A new service will allow developers, including co-housing groups, to make enquiries about any plot of land easily, and well in advance of purchase.

April 2014

Wrigleys Solicitors are pleased to welcome four senior lawyers and their first apprentice.

April 2014

Social Investment Tax Relief ("SITR"): what is it and what can it do for you?

November 2013

What are the main legal issues a school should consider when establishing or running a bursary campaign?

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19 Nov 2018

Private hire drivers were workers and entitled to NMW and holiday pay

Employment tribunal was right to take a "realistic and worldly-wise" approach as written contract did not reflect the reality of the arrangement

15 Nov 2018

Part-time airline worker was treated less favourably because of her part-time status

Court of Appeal holds purser paid 50% of full-time pay when available for work for more than 50% of full-time hours was less favourably treated.

14 Nov 2018

Don't ignore the signals – telecoms on school property

We highlight the statutory rights benefitting telecoms operators and how these could affect plans to carry out works to school property.