How does the Charities Act 2022 change the rules relating to trust corporations, and why is this important?
The UK Government has launched an open consultation on the taxation of Employee Ownership Trusts ("EOT") and Employee Benefit Trusts ("EBT").
This article covers the changes made in the Charities Act 2022 to the restrictions on dispositions of charity property in Part 7 Charities Act 2011.
The new Charities Act became law in February 2022, introducing a wide range of technical changes to charity law which will impact many charities.
Supreme Court rules religious organisation was not vicariously liable for rape by community elder.
The Spring Budget 2023 announced an update to the CITR rules for CDFIs, which could inject significant additional lending capacity into the sector.
The FCA is changing the format of its guidance on its registration function under the Co-operatives and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014.
When might a society’s registration be cancelled and what are the implications?
In this article we have set out some brief updates of interest to the charity and social economy sector.
Government confirms historic changes to the law on co-operatives, which will help to safeguard co-operative assets in the long-term.
The Charity Commission has announced that access to its online trustee portal (Portal) will be changing gradually from November this year.
Statutory conversion routes provide a streamlined way to change legal structure.
Developing an investment policy that takes account of legitimate ESG factors - long awaited legal clarification for charity trustees.
ESG is a hot topic but the ‘G’ is often overlooked. We look at what it is and why it’s important for charities and other not-for-profit organisations.
Only 52% of applications to register a new charity were successful in 2021-22. We share our hints and tips to maximise your chances.
A look at a recent High Court decision which updates the law on trustees' duties in respect of investment policies and environmental impact.
The Charities Act 2022 became law as of 24 February 2022.
The governance and structure of sports clubs should be reviewed on a regular basis, which may involve considering incorporation.
Considering whether unincorporated associations need to take action before the deadline.
Reflecting on the Backbench Business Committee debate, 14 Dec: the contribution of co-operative and mutual societies to the economy and public life.
COP26 was a crucial moment in the fight against climate change. TCFD reporting is an important part and something all organisations ought to plan for.
This article aims to summarise the most important parts of the Subsidy Control Bill (the “Bill”) following its publication on 30 June 2021.
What can charities learn from the high profile collapse of the Kids Company?
The Information Commissioners Office (“ICO”) has published its decision to fine the charity Mermaids £25,000 following a data breach.
Where changes to your charity have occurred rapidly, ensuring good governance and strong policies and procedures is vital.
Government updates guidance to reflect step 3 of the roadmap for easing restrictions.
Draft bill excludes community housing leases from new rules prohibiting the charging of financial ground rents on new, long residential leases.
Representatives will often find themselves faced with agreements or contracts to sign, including sponsorship, advertising, coaching or marketing.
This article looks at the ‘Coming Home’ Report, recently published by the Church of England addressing the current housing crisis in this country.
New proposed measures continue debate on free speech on university campuses.
Students’ unions that want to incorporate this summer need to start the process now.
The impact on UK’s data protection regime and steps UK charities need to take to ensure personal data can continue to flow across UK-EEA borders.
Out with the old and in with the new…Brexit, the new subsidy control measures, and what they mean for your charity.
A closer look at your charity’s obligation to prepare and file an annual report.
At Wrigleys Solicitors, we have been at the forefront of the community-led housing movement for over thirty years.
Laurel Sleet and Daniel Lewis have been offered permanent roles.
Court case confirms that members of charitable companies are fiduciaries and owe duties as such. We look at what this means for charitable companies.
We look at how students might request grading information from schools and colleges following results day and how to deal with such requests.
A court case has confirmed that members of charitable companies are fiduciaries and owe duties as such. We look at what this means for academy trusts.
It's now over two years to the month since the biggest change in data protection law for a generation.
The recent ECJ judgment in Schrems II has shaken up data sharing arrangements outside the EEA. We look at the impact of the decision on charities.
This article touches on governance, charity law and conflicts.
The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act is currently being considered in the House of Lords and is expected to become law later this month.
In this article, we look at some of the limitations of the B Corp model in improving corporate responsibility.
How can the Covid-19 epidemic offer an opportunity to reshape capitalism towards a kinder, more inclusive economy?
How can charities ensure they continue to be financially sustainable during the Covid-19 pandemic?
The law offers contracting parties limited relief from contracts when they become difficult or impossible to perform.
The Covid-19 pandemic is a "black swan" event and lockdown, social distancing and self isolation are the immediate consequences for individuals.
Charities and social enterprises are grappling with how to manage meetings in this new era of working life.
Are you a social enterprise looking for free legal support? We are pleased to announce the launch of our new legal clinic for social enterprises.
Establishing a new cohousing community
Fiona Wharton joins the top tier Charities and Social Economy team.
Employers need to have a clear non-discriminatory reason for action when dealing with religious expression
Charity Bank is inviting trustees, directors, CEOs and managers of charities and community organisations to sign up for their free event.
The ICO has taken action against British Airways under the GDPR. We look at the facts of the case and implications for charities & social enterprises.
Key aspects to bear in mind when offering volunteering and work experience
Consultation raises the prospect of greater company compliance requirements in future
Marie-Louise Hamilton has been appointed managing partner and will start the role in May 2019.
Assessing the implications of an absence of affordable housing for teachers, and considering how schools' surplus land could provide solutions.
Suggested response for community-led housing groups on the consultation paper – submissions due by 10 March
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?
The sector is under fire again. What is being done and what can you do?
What do charities need to consider to demonstrate responsible management?
What are the possible pros and cons of using the new process to convert your charitable company to a CIO?
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?
Unfair hidden ground rent costs on new builds has hit the press recently. We consider the effect on community-led housing groups using leaseholds.
Was a job applicant with Asperger's Syndrome discriminated against by being required to sit a psychometric test? Yes, held the EAT
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)
In her article for the changesu.org blog, Laura Moss looks at the advantages and disadvantages for students' unions of incorporation.
In a report relevant for academies and maintained schools, an ICO investigation concluded that charities had breached the Data Protection Act.
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.
Wrigleys Solicitors are pleased to welcome Duncan Milwain, Lucy O'Reilly and Kasim Ahmed to its Leeds office.
Wrigleys is pleased to announce 3 promotions in its private client and charity property teams.
The new regime came into force on 6 April 2016. Download our free briefing note for guidance.
What should be considered before dismissing school staff who have been employed for less than two years?
What are the likely effects of a Brexit on those UK employment laws of most relevance to the independent school sector?
What do bursars need to know about the taxation of payments to employees on the termination of their employment?
When might a member of school staff be making a disclosure in the public interest and so be protected under employment legislation?
Handling negative comments, complaints and criticisms about the school or staff made on social media can be a minefield for the leadership team.
Recent reports have highlighted the difficulties schools face when parents become involved in these disputes.
The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that an employer was "vicariously liable" for the actions of its employee in an unprovoked attack on a customer.
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.
As a charity, occupying and using school premises for school purposes, academies are entitled to an 80% reduction in their business rates.
A recent case resulted in a £2 million fine to the landowner following the death of a boy critically injured whilst trespassing.
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
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.