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Charity Update - 1 November 2011

01/11/2011

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Fieldfisher. Charity Update - 1 November 2011

31 October 2011

Charities urged to nurture diverse board of trustees

National Trustees' Week 2011 raises awareness of trusteeship and encourages people from a broad range of backgrounds to volunteer as trustees.

Charity Commission


31 October 2011

SCVO research shows impact of economic crisis

Research shows the Scottish third sector is unsure about the future and uncertain over funding and what future government policy might hold.

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations


27 October 2011

Commission publishes investment guidance for charities

The Charity Commission publishes updated guidance on Charities and Investment Matters which describes the legal duties and principles that apply to charity investments and the risks that trustees must address.

Charity Commission


26 October 2011

Lottery £50m to shelter VCS projects from funding cuts

The Big Lottery Fund announces a funding lifeline of at least £50 million to support hundreds of vital Voluntary and Community Sector projects and services in England.

Big Lottery Fund


25 October 2011

Social Enterprise UK launches social franchisees manual

Social Franchising: A Guide for Franchisees provides a general introduction to social franchising from the perspective of the franchisee, and gives practical advice on how to decide if franchising is the right course of action, on selecting a franchise, and on building a successful franchise relationship. Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP has one of Europe’s leading franchise, licensing and distribution practices. Further information is available from our web-site and from Chris Wormald, Partner, and joint head of our Franchising & Licensing Group.

Social Enterprise UK


14 October 2011

Public benefit requirement for independent charitable schools: Charity Tribunal decision 

The Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber) publishes its decision regarding the public benefit requirement for charitable independent schools following a Judicial review by the ISC and a reference from the Attorney General concerning the Charity Commission's guidance.

Charity Commission


11 October 2011

Minister for Civil Society sets out strategy for the sector

Minister for Civil Society Nick Hurd sets out in an open letter the strategic framework for the programmes and work of the Office of Civil Society.

Cabinet Office

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