The Academies Financial Handbook is updated annually by the Department for Education and the Education and Skills Funding Agency; it contains a number of governance requirements for academy trusts.
18 January was this year’s ‘Blue Monday’, the day which is popularly asserted to be the most depressing day of the year, due to post Christmas debt, long dark nights, and the annual failure to keep bold new year resolutions.
This year that is overlaid with a new national lockdown and the ongoing stress of the pandemic, alongside uncertainty about how the new Brexit deals will pan out in practice. As we review the tumultuous events of last year and consider the future, it would be entirely understandable if there was a collective desire to retreat under the duvet and wait it out. We also have to acknowledge that lawyers, like everyone else, have proved poor at future predictions – especially those made in January 2020.
Nevertheless, a group of Anthony Collins Solicitors (ACS) experts from across our various client sectors have gazed into their crystal ball and given us a view on how 2021 is looking in housing, charities, social care, local government, and social business. We can see some key themes likely to emerge over the next 12 months.
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Supreme Court publishes key decision for those working in the UK’s gig economy.
The 'Chocolate Snowman Appeal' is an amazing initiative that Anthony Collins Solicitors' (ACS) employees take part in every year.
The Building Safety Bill (the Bill) is said to be the most significant and wide-ranging change to the regulatory environment for higher risk building (HRBs) for over 45 years.
On 4 November 2020, the Restriction of Public Exit Payments Regulations 2020 (the Regulations) came into force; exit payments for the public sector were capped at £95,000.
The case was brought by the Official Receiver who sought disqualification orders under section 6 of the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 (CDDA 1986) against the seven trustees of Kids Company and its CEO. It illustrates well the tension between the role of a fulltime paid CEO of a large charity and the role of its board as voluntary trustees/directors.
At the end of 2020, The Charity Governance Code was updated or 'refreshed' as it is termed on its website.
Anthony Collins Solicitors is today (Thursday 11 February) revealing the scale of its social impact during 2020.
In their first podcast of this series, current and future trainees will discuss their journey and route to securing a training contract at Anthony Collins Solicitors.
A recent prosecution by the Health and Safety Executive ("HSE") demonstrates the importance of organisations regularly inspecting, maintaining, and if necessary, repairing or replacing street furnitur
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