Assessing the implications of an absence of affordable housing for teachers, and considering how schools' surplus land could provide solutions.
The Government is consulting on the way small generators are paid for electricity they export to the grid –what is proposed, and what does this mean?
We look at the impact of proposed changes to enfranchisement law – community-led housing (CLH) groups should respond before 7 January 2019.
The first article in a new series, Back to Basics in Community-Led Housing, examining the key concepts in community-led housing.
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.
Set out below is a suggested budget representation on the impact of SDLT and ATED on co-operative societies.
Wrigleys looks at the ways that electric vehicles could benefit estates and rural landowners.
The community-led housing sector received welcome news this July, the fund provides grant funding for community groups in early stage of development.
Date: Wednesday 4 July 09:15 – 16:45 Venue: The Stoller Hall, Manchester, M3 1DA
In this article, we look at the innovative solutions which community-led housing offers for young people having difficulties securing their own home.
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.
The implementation date of 25 May 2018 for the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) is fast approaching.
At 484 pages, it is quite a read, so we have summarised some of the key points below.
Is this Memorandum of Understanding a sign of serious action to come?
Family business adviser Thomas Wainman is celebrating his place on the definitive annual list of young private client practitioners across the UK.
We have compiled a list of grants, loans and other finance options for community-led housing and co-housing groups.
CBSs are as popular as ever, so this article explores the background and benefits to using a society to deliver your organisation's purposes.
Wrigleys has been involved in this ground-breaking scheme to ensure perpetually affordable accommodation for individuals meeting certain criteria.
The community-led housing team are hosting an informal get-together in London on Friday 28 July for community-led housing groups.
We are often asked is how to make housing affordable in perpetuity. There is no easy answer, though this article explores a possible solution.
Did you know that landlords (incl community housing landlords) are obliged to consult with tenants under 'long term tenancy agreements'?
Wrigleys are pleased to announce 4 promotions in the firm's Leeds office.
Was a job applicant with Asperger's Syndrome discriminated against by being required to sit a psychometric test? Yes, held the EAT
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
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.
A quick recap of the key rules relating to political activity by charities, in the run up to the 2017 election.
Community-led housing & other organisations welcome a common sense decision that business rates may not be payable during significant building works.
Local Planning Authorities ('LPAs') will be obliged to prepare, maintain & publish registers of brownfield land suitable for residential development.
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)
A new Government White Paper may ease planning for community-led housing and support some rural projects and CLTs
An article for community led housing groups featuring a link to HMRC's SDLT calculator and a summary of potential traps
In a report relevant for academies and maintained schools, an ICO investigation concluded that charities had breached the Data Protection Act.
The Court of Appeal confirms the status of almshouse residents
Q. What do Charity Commission powers, social investment and fundraising have in common? A. They all feature in the Charities Act 2016
A brief look at recent charity law and company law developments which are of relevance to independent schools.
In this article, we consider the wider implications of sexting on children, teachers and parents.
Community groups may end up paying a higher rate of stamp duty when buying a residential property.
What are the likely effects of a Brexit on those UK employment laws of most relevance to the independent school sector?
How will the new rules on reporting pay statistics for men and women affect larger independent schools?
When might a member of school staff be making a disclosure in the public interest and so be protected under employment legislation?
What are the key factors leading to the increased cost of employing school staff?
What do bursars need to know about the taxation of payments to employees on the termination of their employment?
The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that an employer was "vicariously liable" for the actions of its employee in an unprovoked attack on a customer.
Recent reports have highlighted the difficulties schools face when parents become involved in these disputes.
Handling negative comments, complaints and criticisms about the school or staff made on social media can be a minefield for the leadership team.
An employer who reasonably believed that an employee was lying about his symptoms was entitled to find gross misconduct.
Sylvie Nunn and Laura Moss weigh up the legal and practical considerations.
A recent Employment Tribunal case highlights the need for schools to be aware of the possible duty to make reasonable adjustments for dyslexic staff.
Schools hold large amounts of personal data relating to pupils and staff, which makes them particularly vulnerable to data breaches through hacking.
A recent case resulted in a £2 million fine to the landowner following the death of a boy critically injured whilst trespassing.
As a charity, occupying and using school premises for school purposes, academies are entitled to an 80% reduction in their business rates.
This article considers the options for holding shares in an EO company and considers the pros and cons for both 'direct' and 'indirect' ownership.
Amendments to the Finance Bill introduced this week will mean the end of certain tax reliefs available on investments in community energy projects.
Wrigleys celebrates another successful year for its trainee recruitment process, and welcomes Trusts and Estates specialist solicitor Kieran McIvor.
Natalie Johnson considers how the CC's role has evolved during the era of austerity.
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.
Are you caught by the new duty to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism?
Wrigleys were delighted to have the opportunity to contribute an essay to this report commissioned by ActionAid and New Philanthropy Capital (NPC)
Are you caught by the new duty to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism?
Friday will see thousands of people across the globe spend a working day volunteering for good causes in their local community
Wrigleys welcomes the arrival of Laura Moss to its charity team and Alexandra Hempsey to its commercial property and education property teams.
Albany Pumps, an international business based in Gloucestershire and with a site in Yorkshire is celebrating becoming employee owned.
Dementia Friends Champions Charlotte Buckley and Amy Slinn have held Friends' information sessions for 96 people at Wrigleys...and counting!
We are delighted to share the news that Matthew Wrigley received the Presidents' Award at the Yorkshire Legal Awards.
Here is a short guide to finding some key information on the new government website.
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.
Social Investment Tax Relief ("SITR"): what is it and what can it do for you?